Parks and green spaces are critical for physical and mental health. Parks empower local community members to lead healthier lives, connect with neighbors,
and enjoy a higher standard of living. Parks can also reduce air and water pollution in the area.
Access to parks and green spaces are vital resources for healthy communities. Low income households that were exposed to the greenest environments had the lowest levels of health inequality.
Communities of color and low income communities tend to have far fewer parks and green spaces in their neighborhoods.
Los Angeles has less green space and parks than any other large urban area in the country. 41 percent of low-income households in Los Angeles do not have immediate access to a park.