Park Bench Chat

Park Bench Chat: A Community-Centered Approach to Advancing Park Policy

A 10-Minute Walk® Park Equity Roundtable

Hosted by NextCity

Hosted in partnership with Next City, this park equity roundtable featured speakers from our first Park Equity Accelerator city cohort. This event looked back on the past year of work, shared lessons learned about advancing policy change, and celebrated successes from the group.

Park Equity Accelerator partners from Los Angeles, Scranton and Cleveland discussed the value of community-driven policy change and the important work being done to advance park equity through systems change across the U.S. Community partners shared their experiences working towards policy change and how working collaboratively has helped bring attention to community needs and identify long-term solutions that truly meet them.