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The Walk to a Park initiative focuses on increasing access to parks and open spaces, concentrating on areas of the city that are under-resourced and where residents are living further than a walk to a park. NYC Parks calculates the number of New Yorkers within walking distance of a park and reports on this as part of the Mayor’s Management Report. “Walking distance” is defined as a 1/4-mile or less for sites such as small playgrounds and sitting areas; or a 1/2-mile or less for larger parks that serve a wider region, typically over 8 acres or situated on the waterfront. Certain properties in NYC Parks' portfolio, such as cemeteries, community gardens, or sites with no recreational equipment were not included in this analysis. Similarly, some parks and open-space amenities not under the jurisdiction of NYC Parks were included in this analysis, as they provide recreational value. This dataset includes two ESRI shapefiles of access points, one for sites that get a 1/4-mile buffer and one for sites that get a 1/2-mile buffer. It also includes an ESRI shapefile of the combined polygon that is the output of this analysis. This polygon represents the total area within walking distance of a park. To generate the number of New Yorkers within that distance, the polygon is compared with data from the U.S. Census. This information is only current as of the publication date. For more information about this analysis and the Walk to a Park Initiative, visit: https://www.nycgovparks.org/planning-and-building/planning/walk-to-a-park
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Recreation
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nyc, new york city, park, parks, walk, walking, walkability, walkable
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NYC Department of Parks and Recreation
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1_4MilePoints

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the_geom
the_geom
GISPROPNUM
gispropnum
PARKNAME
parkname
TYPE
type

1_2MilePoints

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Field Names:

the_geom
the_geom
Type
type

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