Pocket parks’ benefits are bigger than their size suggests

PocketPark1Parks and open spaces don’t need to rival New York’s Central Park to be effective. Small “pocket” or “mini-parks” provide tremendous benefit to local residents and are significantly less costly than larger alternatives. Read how Mesa, Arizona improved their park system through the introduction of pocket parks  and how Detroit has earmarked $11.7 million to begin renovation of 40 their own small spaces.