Park Access

This local strategy map shows access to parks per 1,000 people based on geographic proximity to recreational open space. People are considered to have access to “neighborhood parks” (less than 35 acres) within half a mile of their home and “community parks” (35 acres or more) within one mile of their home. Values are grouped at four levels: less than one acre, one to four acres, four to ten acres, and more than ten acres of accessible parkland per 1,000 people. Generally, the four-acre standard is considered adequate for denser communities, while the ten-acre standard is appropriate for less-dense areas.

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Author Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
Maintainer Noel Peterson
Version 2015
Last Updated June 2, 2021, 13:17
Created June 2, 2021, 13:14