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Re: (Public.Spaces) determining the size of the service areas of parks

  • Subject: [cg] Re: (Public.Spaces) determining the size of the service areas of parks
  • From: Adam36055@aol.com
  • Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2003 14:11:48 EST


A similar project is being done in NYC under the aegis of the NY Council for 
the Environment by Mr. Lenny Librizzi, called the Community Garden Mapping 

Please cut and paste this link into your browser.  It includes an 8 page pdf 
on the project as well as contact information for Mr. Librizzi.


Best wishes,
Adam Honigman

<< Subj:     (Public.Spaces) determining the size of the service areas of 
 Date:  3/26/03 1:46:16 PM Eastern Standard Time
 From:  vtikku@sfneighborhoodparks.org
 Reply-to:  public.spaces@topica.com
 To:    public.spaces@topica.com (Public Spaces)
 The SF Neighborhood Parks Council is carrying out a study of the open
 spaces in San Francisco and is involved in creating GIS maps that show
 areas served by both the existing and the proposed parks and recreation
 centers in the City. The idea is to find "the gaps" in service- the city
 neighborhoods lacking open space and recreation facilities. We are
 currently following the guidelines laid out by the SF City Planning
 Department which defines service area of a park based on its size.
 (E.g.: parks up to 1 acre in size have a service area of 1/8 miles)
 We are trying to incorporate access, topography and other such features
 in determining the actual service areas of these parks. I would really
 appreciate it if someone can point me to either other projects that have
 worked on this before of if someone has ideas on what other features
 should be included to influence service area size and where I can look
 up guidelines offered by other Cities and/or organizations for the same.
 Vidya Tikku
 Program Manager
 District Park Planning
 415.621.3260 ext. 112
 www.sfneighborhoodparks.org >>

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