Or is it crucial for people to be able to interact with nature in spaces like parks?
Many of your our childhood memories happened in parks. To some extent, we’re probably aware that the parks in the neighbourhood where you grew up had an impact on who you are today.
It turns out parks are a crucial part of any community. They have a significant impact on the development of children and the happiness of everyone in the neighbourhood.
Here’s why parks are important to our neighbourhoods—and why Toronto needs to actively improve its own park network.
1. Storm Water Collection
Unpaved ground absorbs water. Trees and grass are a far more efficient—and less expensive—method of managing storm water …show more content…
A big park is also a great place for a child’s birthday, giving them the opportunity to run around safely and learn to appreciate nature.
8. Protect Natural Ecosystems
The need for more and better parks in our cities isn’t just about us. Each park has its own ecosystem. They provide natural habitats for many different animals. As cities grow, more and more of these animals find themselves without homes. Parks provide a safe place for many of those displaced by urban sprawl.
Building a healthy network of parks in our city is one major way we can protect these animals and preserve local ecosystems. This also makes parks great places to teach children about the environment and the importance of preserving natural ecosystems.
Parks are crucial to the healthy development in our city, and should be a major part of any city planning going forward. Parks benefit everyone in the community. They benefit the economy. They provide important habitats for many animals. And those are just a handful of reasons why we need to stand up for the parks in our