“Not All Parks Are Created Equal”: How Communities Can Ensure Parks Are Accessible for All Residents
Ensuring that residents have equitable access to parks, including facilities and programming that fit their specific needs, can have profound positive effects. For local policymakers, understanding a community’s needs and working to meet them can lead to better health and housing outcomes and a more equitable distribution and construction of parks and green spaces.
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