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Playgrounds for All

Summary

Community benefits of schoolyard joint use programs in San Francisco and New York City

Opening existing schoolyards to the public is such a clear win-win that it seems like an easy solution to cities’ lack of open spaces; yet, stumbling blocks abound. This article explores the evolution of two successful joint use case studies for San Francisco and New York City schoolyards. Using different funding and partnership models, each city created more equitably accessible green space for residents, while also demonstrating that diversified use of schoolyards promotes community investment and ownership.

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Gail Cornwall

City Lab

PUBLICATION DATE

April 2016

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