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    Norms for Public Parks

    I am looking for some examples of per capita public open space ratios for urban settings. When writing a comprehensive plan for an urban residential (transit dependant) neighborhood, how many acres of passive and/or active green space per worker/resident is concidered acceptable? How much is too little? Should this be dependant on teh mix of workers/residents in the neighborhood? Do such norms for large metropolitan centers exist? What kind of open space ratio can be used as a standard when writing an EIS? Any suggestions would be useful.

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    Could use

    2 acres per 1,000 for Neighborhood Mini Parks or more....
    It really is dependent on what your Comprehensive Plan says, or in more advanced areas, what your park development plan might say....as for where I work now....its 2ac/1,000 residents....
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    From our Comp Plan:
    Local parks, 5 acres/1000 population
    Regional parks, 20 acres/1000

    And some odd ones (yes, in the Comp Plan):
    Boat ramp lanes, 0.04/1000
    Golf course (holes), 0.35/1000
    Shuffleboard courts, 0.03/1000 (WTF??)

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    Quote Originally posted by RichmondJake
    From our Comp Plan:
    Local parks, 5 acres/1000 population
    Regional parks, 20 acres/1000

    And some odd ones (yes, in the Comp Plan):
    Boat ramp lanes, 0.04/1000
    Golf course (holes), 0.35/1000
    Shuffleboard courts, 0.03/1000 (WTF??)
    Funny, but we met those standards at one time for shuffleboard courts and boat ramps......must be a southern thing....
    Skilled Adoxographer

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