For Philadelphia, a city with high poverty rates and poor health outcomes, creating more parks close to where people live can greatly improve overall quality of life. Can we imagine a city where every child or adult lives within 30 seconds of a green space? An oasis of calm, where they can walk, run, play or just relax. Philly has great parks, but too few are near where they’re needed. We can fix this.

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