Parks and health
If you build it, they will come. Only in the case of a beleaguered Richmond Park, they came and built it themselves — all in one day.
John F. Kennedy Park in Richmond, California, was once the core of community's social life. Neighbors who grew up near the park and still live in the area. But the park has aged, and hard times in the surrounding neighborhood have left its facilities... Read more
For decades, an odd-shaped lot on King Boulevard in South Los Angeles sat vacant. Though fenced off from trespassers, trash collected inside its borders and the weeds grew brown and brittle.
Obesity and related health problems are a leading preventable cause of death in America. But for many people, gym membership fees are a barrier to getting in shape.
Built in 1868, Mestizo-Curtis Park is the oldest in Denver. Its nine acres of tree-lined paths held great potential, but the park lacked the amenities needed to serve as a quality gathering and play space for this dense and diverse neighborhood.