Making the Most of Our Parks
Citizens Budget Commission, June(Separate Summary document released September 2007).
Brecher, C. & Wise, O.
Parks play important roles in city life. They are a source of respite from the bustle of the urban environment, a place for active recreation and exercise for adults, and a safe place for children to play outdoors. In addition, parks preserve sensitive environmental areas, and, by making neighborhoods more attractive, enhance property values and the tax base of the city.