Community Health, Youth Voices
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, and a video of Fresno youth explaining why parks matter to them, can be found on The Know.