A big yard is hard to find in Somerville, so neighborhood parks and playgrounds serve as surrogate yards for many residents. Above is a map that shows the locations of our parks and playgrounds (click here for a map that also includes dog parks and community gardens) along with the concentration of youth living in different neighborhoods. Certainly, youth aren’t the only ones using the parks, but it’s an interesting mash up.
There are other things we could look at, like:
· How would you rate your access to parks?
· How often do you go to the park?
· Do park features match your needs?
· Who uses the parks in your neighborhood?
Feel free to answer any of those questions in the comments section and to suggest your own way of looking at parks.