Mattie Stepanek Park has it all—sports fields, dog park, memorial garden, playground, and lots of wide open green space.
Helene Mills embraced the initiative to rebuild Selena Butler Park not because she sees her calling as that of park advocate. She is championing the effort because that neighborhood park is just one of many pieces in the rich patchwork that makes up the community she loves.
Parks and Recreation and the Miracle League.
Study after study shows how parks keep the young fit and healthy and older generations fit, healthier, and younger than their non-indulging counterparts.
The Parks Build Community initiative is based on the principle that good parks create a level playing field for all community members.
Selena Butler Park, one of NRPA’s Parks Build Community projects, is an example of an urban revitalization partnership.
Teams of planners in the fields of transportation, the environment, architecture, health, education and parks are making great strides in developing livable communities.