2021 - Toolkit

Connecting People to Parks: A Toolkit to Increase Safe and Equitable Access to Local Parks and Green Spaces

This toolkit includes step-by-step guidance through the Safe Routes to Parks framework to increase safe and equitable access to parks and green spaces.

This toolkit was developed specifically for communities in Oregon, however, people from all over the country and backgrounds can benefit from the tools and guidance herein. It focuses on access to parks via active transportation as well as ensuring a high-quality, safe experience within the park itself.  As you work through this toolkit, you can expect to learn how to thoughtfully engage your community, assess barriers to safe and equitable park access, identify goals and take meaningful action steps, and consider how to sustain your ongoing Safe Routes to Parks efforts.

Support for this toolkit was provided by Oregon Health Authority with funding from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the position of the authors and do not represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.