Park Land

Parks contribute to public health by providing places for recreation, exercise, and leisure. Studies show that when people have access to parks, they tend to get more exercise. Exposure to natural landscapes and greenery also contributes to psychological health. Vegetation in parks offer environmental benefits by reducing air and water pollution, providing habitat, keeping temperatures cooler, and managing stormwater run-off. The City aims to see an upward trend in parkland over time.

See this and other sustainability indicators on the City's [Sustainability Dashboard] (http://dashboard.surrey.ca/#ecosystems/parkland).

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First Published Date March 17, 2014
Maintainer Sustainability Office
Data Update Frequency Yearly

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