Author Archives: Sandy Kruger

We are exploring the renovation of Springdale Park Playground, which is located in the Olmsted Linear Park (Springdale Park) at the corner of S. Ponce de Leon Ave., NE and Springdale Road. Through this survey, we hope to collect information about: a) How visitors have used the park in the past, andb) Suggestions and preferences for how the park could be improved. If you have visited the playground at any time in the past, we invite you to complete this survey, which should take less than 10 minutes. Thanks in advance for your help. Your specific responses will be kept in confidence.

120 minutes a week, Doctors say. Researchers have now quantified the ideal amount of time needed to reap the health benefits of the great outdoors. Read more…

The National Park Service (NPS) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) collaborated to identify eight measures that can be used to link parks and trails to public health goals. The attached “Improving Public Health through Public Parks and Trails: Eight Common Measures” report and talking points are the result.  The first three measures may be particularly useful in documenting infrastructure needs for Safe Routes to Parks programs and tracking the U.S. Community Preventive Service Task Force’s Community Guide finding that access to parks and trails combined with improved walk/bike routes can increase physical activity. Read more: Parks, Trails and Health Workbook    

Beyond the High Line: 8 linear parks that have transformed cities – Atlanta’s Green spaces To Join the “Old Growth Network” – Atlanta’s Old Growth Forest Gain National Recognition – Wilderness Is Closer Than You Think – Sierra Magazine, May-June 2017