Increasing Access to the James River Park System: A Community Roadmap with the Blackwell, Oak Grove, and Bellemeade Neighborhoods

Publication Year:
2018
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Repository URL:
https://scholarscompass.vcu.edu/murp_capstone/2; https://scholarscompass.vcu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1001&context=murp_capstone
Author(s):
Ewart, Max A
Tags:
Equity; Parks; James River; Access; Benefits; Civic and Community Engagement; Health Policy; Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration; Urban Studies and Planning
artifact description
Natural Parks like the James River Park System offer a host of benefits. They improve our mental health, make us better environmental stewards, Improve socialization, and make a healthier population by lowering the rates of asthma, obesity and hypertension. These public health outcomes disproportionately impacts minority communities in the City of Richmond, a population that visits the James River Park System at a lower rate than white communities do. This plan identifies the barriers preventing access for minority communities and gives recommendations to improve access in the City of Richmond.