Factoid Friday: How Does Your Community Stack Up on Green Space?
According to Equinox’s 2012 Quality of Life Dashboard, on average, there are 404 acres of accessible park per 1,000 people in San Diego County. However, many lower income neighborhoods are considered “park poor,” diminishing their quality of life. These communities would benefit significantly from increased investments to create or protect park areas and green spaces.
On the topic of green space, the City Heights community just received some good news. The U-T reported today that: “A long-running campaign to improve the visibility of San Diego’s network of canyons got a big boost this week from a state grant that will help restore the ecological function of four canyons and create a trail in City Heights.” (Click for more on the San Diego Canyonlands trail plan.)
Check out our park access map below to see how your community stacks up on access to green space and click here for more on why that impacts quality of life.