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Goal 6

Accessible parks, beaches, recreational waters, public lands, and public spaces that create opportunities for respite, recreation, ecological discovery and cultural activities

Parks and public spaces are gathering places for our communities, gateways to exercise and healthy living and places for children to explore, learn and grow. Public spaces can also serve to enhance community resilience by providing needed refuge, with access to sinks, kitchens, bathrooms and shelter for emergencies.

As a result of discriminatory land use practices and unequal public investment, low-income communities and communities of color commonly reside in areas of LA county that have less access to parks and recreation among other resources like jobs, high quality schools and health care.

There are also disparities in the quality of park space, with parks in low-income neighborhoods often having sparser vegetation and fewer amenities.

To remedy these inequities, the County will help make parks more accessible and inclusive and will manage them carefully so that all residents may enjoy their benefits.

How will we work towards achieving this goal?

Strategy 6A

Improve access to parks, beaches, recreational waters, public lands, and public spaces

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Strategy 6B

Adopt inclusive design and programming for parks, beaches, public lands, and public spaces

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Strategy 6C

Utilize sustainability best practices in the design and management of parks and recreational facilities

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