City parks play a vital role in the social, economic and physical well-being of America’s cities and their residents. As cities become more densely populated and concern about the impact of climate change increases, planners, elected officials, and community advocates are taking a fresh look at parks and their potential to help address critical urban infrastructure and public health issues.
Read City Parks Alliance’s new report which highlights 11 parks across America that serve as critical infrastructure for their city, providing health, economic, and environmental benefits.
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Since 2000, the number of young, educated adults moving to livable, walkable urban neighborhoods has increased
Job opportunities in the outdoor industry dwarf those in oil & gas.
Oil & Gas Industry
2.1 million jobs
6.1 million jobs
Parks save Philadelphia 14 billion dollars in water management costs.
$16 billion in costs
$2 billon in costs
provides an overview of the physical, mental and environmental health benefits provided by urban parks and highlights the important role that LWCF plays in supporting strong, healthy communities across America.
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Maintaining a healthy weight saves
per person in healthcare costs a year.
The high yearly costs of chronic diseases in the U.S.
The presence of parks in cities promotes healthy lifestyles that can be one of several factors that mitigate these costs.