I'd like to know about one of the issues today's parks are faced with. What are the challenges public parks are faced with these days?
I really enjoy spending time in nature and especially in parks, but I think there are a lot of issues today's parks are faced with.
Firstly, there is a concern with the available space in our cities. There is such a high demand for property space these days that parks and recreation areas are sometimes neglected and forgotten about in order to use the space for residential purposes.
Another concern is the environment surrounding parks. Normally we find parks surrounded by traffic which pollutes the air and the environment in general. This is ironic because we go to parks to escape the pollution but a lot of parks are surrounded by pollution.
Overall, there are many parks that are well-established and situated in great locations but I believe that city planners need to carefully consider establishing more parks and the careful location of these parks.