Park access is about more than the distance to get there.
Those responsible for managing green public space and parks, city government, directors of parks and recreation and green space advocates.
They found that whilst time to walk to the park is an important metric, it is insufficient to describe the barriers to park use in urban communities.
They found that park access was associated with perceived safety and programming but not with time to walk to the park.
They also found that those who reported the neighbourhood as less affordable were more likely to use the park.
These finding shows that:
‘Beyond proximity and towards equity: a multidimensional view of urban greenspace access' by Daniel Hindman, Jessie Chien, Craig Pollack in Cities & Health
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