Another project we were happy to work on with the Trust for Public Land. ParkServe is a new interactive platform that tracks urban park access nationwide. It will include data from 13,931 cities and towns, covering more than 80% of the U.S. population. The site will let people locate the park nearest to them, determine the percentage of residents who live within a 10-minute walk of a local park, and identify the neighborhoods most in need of new parks.
ParkServe visitors can also use online mapping tools such as The Trust for Public Land’s ParkEvaluator and custom data from ParkOptimizer via the ParkServe website, giving them an additional way to view, analyze, and consider ParkServe data.
The Trust for Public Land believes that quality urban parks can address some of the nation’s largest challenges, from our public health crisis to climate change. Creating a go-to resource for quality local park data can improve the siting, design, and construction of parks that deliver multiple benefits by improving public health with new recreational opportunities, building strong communities through increased programming and public art, providing environmental benefits using green infrastructure, and spurring further investment in parks.