Parks for all

By Trust for Public Land
Published October 6, 2017

Parks for all

What could you do with 10 minutes?

It’s enough time to tackle a couple quick household chores: swap the laundry, wash a few dishes. You could make toast, scroll through the day’s headlines, or take in a few cat videos.

But could you walk to a park?

To the people who have them, parks provide countless benefits. From picnics, ballgames, and playgrounds to running, cycling, or just sitting quietly on a bench in the shade, parks are where people go to relax, recreate, play, and connect to nature—and each other.

But today, 1 in 3 Americans don’t have a park within a 10-minute walk of home. If you live in one of the many cities where great parks are too few and far between, you know just how hard it can be to find a place to get outside.

Today, we’re proud to launch a nationwide campaign to ensure that everyone, in every neighborhood, in every city across America, has a park within a 10-minute walk of home. We’re challenging mayors to com­mit to making the 10-minute walk to a park the standard for all resi­dents in their city. From coast to coast, mayors in more than 120 cities, large and small, have already signed on—and this is only the beginning.

Got 10 minutes to spare? Learn more about the movement to make sure that every American has a great park close to home. 

Champion Outdoors for All

One-third of Americans, including 28 million children, lack safe, easy access to a park within a 10-minute walk of home. Urge your senators to allocate funding to create parks and enhance outdoor recreational opportunities by championing the Outdoors for All Act today!

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