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Equity in parks and recreation

The Equity Bold Move highlights areas of the city in need of resources so that projects, programs, and resources can be focused for more equitable provision over time. 

The Park Board can act to redress historical imbalance in the delivery of resources, by focusing our future efforts geographically and bringing equity to the forefront of decision making. 

Initiative zones

This map was created using three indicators which are layered atop one another, to reveal geographic patterns in the provision of parks and recreation opportunities. 

This Bold Move is simple and powerful as a priority setting and decision making tool, a method to show patterns geographically and to start conversations.  

Over time, by prioritizing investment, and updating this data, provision of parks and recreation can become more equitable.

Strategic Bold Moves: Equity

By City of Vancouver

 

  • Equity initiative zones

    By City of Vancouver

    The initiative zones highlights historically underserved areas, so that projects, programs and resources can be focused geographically. The intent is to use this as one tool for setting priorities.

  • Approach

    By City of Vancouver

    The initiative zones is a map created using three indicators which are layered atop one another, to reveal geographic patterns in the provision of parks and recreation opportunities.

  • Park provision

    By City of Vancouver

    Showing areas of the city with low amounts of park space per person. Measured as areas with less than 0.55ha/1000 people within a 10 minute walk.

  • Demand for low barrier recreation

    By City of Vancouver

    Showing areas of the city where the there is an existing high demand for recreation amenities and programs with reduced barriers. Measured as areas with 3 times the median registration to the Leisure Access Program.

  • Access to nature

    By City of Vancouver

    Low canopy cover from street trees, park trees, and green private open space. Measured as areas with less than 5% canopy cover.

  • Long term vision

    By City of Vancouver

    The long term vision is for the initiative zones to be available on an interactive, web-based mapping program.