Safe Routes to Parks



Access to green space ties directly to a person’s health and well-being — a connection now widely supported by evidence and accepted by policy makers. Today, ensuring access to green space for all people is a value that should be shared by every resident, community group, and government official. Planners can facilitate increased access to parks and green space through their jobs and community responsibilities.

Aimed at planning and parks directors and commissioners, this handout defines the concept of Safe Routes to Parks, outlines the plans, policies, and strategies that planners can pursue, and identifies examples of communities that are establishing Safe Routes to Parks.


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June 1, 2016
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American Planning Association