Youth Media for Building Healthy Communities

Community Health, Youth Voices

Taking the chains off green space in Fresno

Community leaders are floating a possible solution to Fresno’s park problem — the city comes in last in the nation when it comes to clean, accessible green space. They are urging Fresno Unified School District to make school playgrounds available after hours and on weekends. The wide impact of this proposed mixed-use of schools as parks can be seen through these photographs of schools, which are presented along with the distance between that school and the nearest park. “The nearest park [to Norseman Elementary] is Carozzo Park which is 1.4 miles away, or a 28-minute walk. One of the primary factors in measuring green space is access. Parks should be within a 10-minute walk.” A photographic map, andvideo of Fresno youth explaining why parks matter to them, can be found on The Know.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Information

This entry was posted on August 31, 2015 by in The kNOw, Video and tagged , .

Follow us on Twitter

Subscribe

Subscribe to receive our weekly newsletter of top youth media headlines on health justice.

%d bloggers like this: