Total Park Area
Related Element: Patch Size
Calculating total park area at the city-scale summarizes the amount of green space which might support ecosystem health, habitat for wildlife, and/or recreational activities. This analysis is important for evaluating the current status of urban parks that are available for use by both wildlife and people. Further looking at total park area at the neighborhood scale can also help direct where more green space is particularly needed. Low total park area may point towards a strategy of acquiring new park land. Further analyses and community engagement can help refine open space planning.