Category Archives: health and safety

public health issues related to the park

perils of the park: man beaten in early morning attack

Lately there have been reports of some violent incidents in Golden Gate Park, fueling official discussions about possibly restricting use of the park at night.  This echoes for me a long journalistic tradition, commencing in the nineteenth century, focusing on … Continue reading

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report says closing roads increases park use

jfk drive on a sunday (photo: http://www.foundsf.org/index.php?title=JFK_Drive) It’s difficult to measure the public health benefits of urban parks, although intuitively we believe they must be good for our health and well-being.  But some interesting statistics about Golden Gate Park are … Continue reading

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get a daily dose of green space

“First, the bad news: Americans are suffering from an acute case of ‘outdoor deprivation disorder,’ and the effects on physical and mental health are rising fast. Children aged 8 to 18 today spend more time than ever using electronic media … Continue reading

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