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2021

Percent of neighbors that live within a 10-minute walk of a park

Status Indicators:
Proceeding as Planned
 Monitoring Progress
Reviewing for Improvement
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Status Indicators: Proceeding as Planned |  Monitoring Progress | Reviewing for Improvement | Information Unavailable

Fort Lauderdale strives to improve the quality of life for neighbors and become a City with unique, inviting, and connected gathering places. Parks and Recreation facilities provide opportunities for physical activity and can help people of all ages live a more active lifestyle. Walkability is defined as the availability of park resources located within a 10-minute walk. Parks located within walking distance of residence allow Neighbors to easily integrate physical activity into their daily lives. The City is also partnering with Broward County School Board to identify recreation spaces that can be opened to the public when not in use by the schools.  This has the potential to provide access to several playgrounds, basketball courts, tennis courts and open spaces already located within the City.

The Trust for Public Land 1, in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) 2, and the Urban Land Institute 3, are leading a nationwide movement to ensure there is  a park within a 10-minute walk of every resident, in every neighborhood, in every city across America so that 100% of all residents live within a 10-minute walk of a park.

 

1.The Trust for Public Land is a national nonprofit organization working to protect land as parks and open space

2.National Recreation and Park Association, (NRPA) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to build strong, healthy and resilient communities through the power of parks and recreation

3.Urban Land Institute is a nonprofit national research and education organization with a mission “to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide”

The data for this indicator is obtained from the City’s Parks and Recreation Department in collaboration with the City's Geographic Information System (GIS) team.  The percent of residents living within a 10-minute walk is calculated by determining the total acres of 1/3 mile buffered area surrounding each park divided by the total acres of the City. This methodology is consistent with The Trust for Public Land 1, National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) 2, and The Urban Land Institute’s 3 methodology that a 1/3-mile walk is comparable to a 10-minute walk.

1.The Trust for Public Land is a national nonprofit organization working to protect land as parks and open space

2.National Recreation and Park Association, (NRPA) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to build strong, healthy and resilient communities through the power of parks and recreation

3.Urban Land Institute is a nonprofit national research and education organization with a mission “to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide”

The target was established considering land availability for potential future park site acquisition.

The 2021 data reflects a projection based on 2020 data as an updated calculation is not yet available. 

The data is obtained from the City's Geographic Information System (GIS) team who produces a map of the whole City and creates a 1/3-mile buffered area surrounding each park.   A 1/3 mile walk is comparable to a 10-minute walk. 

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City of Fort Lauderdale
100 North Andrews Avenue | Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
www.fortlauderdale.gov

Office of Management and Budget
Division of Structural Innovation
Contact: [email protected]