Pocket Parks

SMALL GREEN SPACES FOR NEIGHBORS

Parks play a vital role in neighborhood life, providing green space to residents, places for children to play, places for residents to meet, and creating natural breaks in the urban landscape. Pocket parks do so in a smaller scale, allowing a greater number of residences to have access to these open areas. Parks should be distributed so that they are within a five minute walk to most households. Pocket parks usually include amenities such as shaded seating, hard and soft surfaces, and play equipment, and ideally have daycare locations nearby to ensure consistent usage. Pocket parks may also contain community gardens.

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