Why 3 National Orgs Came Together to Promote Proximity to Parks — Episode 010


By Roxanne Sutton|Posted on November 13, 2017

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On October 10, 2017, the Trust for Public Land (TPL), the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI) came together to launch a campaign called 10-Minute Walk.

The 10 Minute Walk campaign concept is simple — every should have access to parks within a 10-minute walk of where they live, work and play.

To date, over 140 mayors have signed on to the 10-Minute Walk campaign. They’ve signed on because they recognize that proximity and accessibility to parks is important and the benefits are almost too innumerable to count.

This campaign has a big goal and it’s not one that could be accomplished by one organization alone. That’s why three have come together to make this happen.

In today’s podcast, we chat with TPL’s Adrian Benepe, ULI’s Rachel MacCleery and NRPA’s Kevin O’Hara about how this campaign came to be, why a 10-minute walk and more.

 

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Listen to the episode for the full story.