Episode 013: The social impacts of parks in underserved neighborhoods
A conversation with Jake Tobin Garrett of Park People
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On this week’s episode of the Parksify Podcast, Ash speaks with Jake Tobin Garrett of Park People about the organization’s recently released report titled Sparking Change: Catalyzing the Social Impacts of Parks in Underserved Neighborhoods.
We discuss the social impacts that result when communities create change within their local parks and also identify strategies that have been used among community members and organizations to make improvements.
“In order to create…meaningful experiences in parks that connect with people, you have to tap into that local culture and the best way to do that, of course, is by engaging people who actually live in that neighborhood to more meaningfully get involved in their parks and public spaces,” says Garrett.