Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Communities: Social Equity

Social Equity: Second pillar in the National Recreation and Park Association Three Pillars

Goal: Ensuring all people have access to the benefits of local parks and recreation.

Public parks and recreation are one of the only places that can say we welcome everyone. No matter the color of their skin, age, income level or ability- everyone has access. When people are able to come together and feel welcomed and connected, a community has the chance to grow. When a community has a chance to grow together, an economy also has a chance to grow. Businesses want to come to flourishing communities.

Social equity is the foundation that allows everyone to benefit from the improved health and restorative green space that public parks and recreation provide.

Parks and recreation truly build communities – communities for all.