Community Green Space Guide

Community Green Space Benefits

Green spaces, parks, gardens and trails often serve many purposes to those using them. These spaces can provide a buffer protection from a storm, health benefits to users and even help to save on energy costs.

This section of the guide includes a collection of research and community examples of where green spaces have served specific and multiple benefits. These links to research and best practices are meant to help make the case for green space as an integral part of neighborhood development.

The icons found next to the examples are a quick way of demonstrating the multiple benefits and approaches to nearby nature and communities.

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