Posted on December 15, 2017 • Category: Environment
City of Phoenix acreage dedicated to parks and recreation.
One of seven Arizona communities among the 100 most populous in the U.S.,
Phoenix ranks well above the median for cities with a similar population density.
The Trust for Public Land, April 2017
Arizonans value their access to outdoor recreation and the open spaces that surround them. The Gallup Arizona Poll documented this fact when citizens identified Arizona’s physical setting and the availability of outdoor parks and trails as the state’s greatest assets.
In addition to job opportunities, wages and housing markets, access to the outdoors is a significant factor in the quality of life that Arizona offers its urban residents. Community design will become even more important as the population increases.
A new study from The Trust for Public Land provides valuable information about urban parks in the 100 most populous cities in America. Seven are Arizona communities.
The study organizes cities into four groups by population density: High Density, Medium High Density, Medium Low Density* and Low Density**. All Arizona cities fall into the two lower density categories.
Arizona citizens described the future they want in the Gallup Arizona Poll, which identified eight citizen goals. Managing its open spaces and protecting the state’s water supplies are high priorities.
City of Phoenix acreage dedicated to parks and recreation. One of seven Arizona communities among the 100 most populous in the U.S., Phoenix ranks well above the median for cities with a similar population density.