The Economic Benefits of Parks in New York City report details the true economic value of all NYC’s outdoor green spaces. While previous studies have investigated the economic impact of individual parks, the Economic Benefits of Parks in New York City is the first benefit study of the city’s entire integrated park system.
Buffalo has some great parks, but they could be even better. Trust for Public Land partnered with Mayor Byron W. Brown and the City of Buffalo, and Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation to release the Buffalo Parks Master Plan, the city’s first comprehensive parks plan in 40 years. While nearly 89% of residents live within a 10-minute walk of a park, the Master Plan highlights targeted improvements to increase equitable access, add amenities like picnic areas and walking trails, enhance park safety with better lighting, and more, all to improve the Buffalo parks we know and love.
This study illustrates that preserves, trails, and conserved open spaces in the 1000 Islands region are key economic drivers that contribute millions in economic benefits annually throughout the community. This is the first report that directly analyzes the preserves, trails, and conserved open spaces in the 1000 Islands region and documents a selection of the significant economic benefits they create. These amenities attract visitors to the region, enhance property values, provide recreational opportunities for residents, and boost economic development. By doing so, they also support local jobs, increase spending at local businesses, and generate local tax revenue. To learn more, please see the full report or one-page infographic fact sheet, available here.