11 Reasons Why City Parks Make a Difference

Proof of how City Parks can make a difference! Read the American Planning Association’s 11 studies showing how City’s use parks — from community revitalization to helping children learn.

During the Great Recession, Kissimmee, Florida (pop. 64,000) did something many found unbelievable – spent $35 million to renovate a major park as an economic development initiative. The mayor decided that to revitalize downtown, it was imperative to redo the park, which included repositioning lakefront property and improving adjacent streets.

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