How Cities Use Parks for Economic Development


Beautiful Well Kept Park

Chester Downs, the concerned and interactive parent who has recently been profiled for taking on the task of drawing attention to the conditions at the Vann-Pollack park has supplied us with an article the American Planning Association regarding how parks enhance economic development. The key points in the article are as follows:

1. Real property values are positively effected

2. Municipal revenues are increased

3. Affluent Retirees are attracted and retained

4. Knowledge workers are attracted to live and work

5. Families buy homes

This is a great article and we hope that some of our readers will click on the following link to read the entire contents.