The City Project presents the policy report Healthy Parks, Schools and Communities: Green Access and Equity for Ventura County, to promote equal access to parks and recreation and a quality education including physical education for all. Siga este enlace para ver este mensaje en Español.
According to David Fukuzawa, Health Program Director, The Kresge Foundation: “Although the report focuses on Ventura County, its central policy recommendations could apply in communities throughout the country. For example, this report focuses on keeping McGrath State Beach in Ventura and California State Parks open. The National Trust for Historic Preservation has placed state parks across the country on its list of the most endangered historic places. This report can help keep parks across the country open for all. We hope this report invites many others to engage in a discussion not just about parks but about the underlying issues of justice and fairness.”
“Kaiser Permanente understands that parks and green space play a vital role in the health and wellbeing of a community and its residents,” says Diana Bontá, Vice President of Public Affairs at Kaiser Permanente. “We are proud to support the green access work that The City Project is doing with funding from our Healthy Eating Active Living program.”
“Access to parks and physical activity should not depend on where you live, the color of your skin, or how much money you have. The report offers tools for translating research into policy, law and systemic change to create healthy, livable communities for all,” according to Robert García, founding Director and Counsel of The City Project.
Click here to see the report and maps on Healthy Parks, Schools and Communities: Green Access and Equity for Ventura County in English.
Siga este enlace para ver el reporte y mapas de Parques, Escuelas y Comunidades Saludables: Acceso Verde y Equidad en el Condado de Ventura en Español.
Click here to view other reports and maps in The City Project’s continuing series on Green Access and Equity for nine counties in Southern California.