Why Do Some People Read? For children in some communities, books and reading are omnipresent. Reading begins as amusement and entertainment and grows into a
Access to All Parks: The percentage of residents that live within 1/2 mile of a public park
Access to Good Parks: The percentage of residents that live within 1/2 mile of a public park that was considered to be in “good condition” by the 2022 LA County Parks Needs Assessment
Parks data was made available as a shapefile. The research team added a 1/2 mile buffer surrounding each park, then overlaid the data with 2020 Census Tracts to spatially analyze what portion of each tract lies within proximity to the parks.
Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation: 2022 Parks Needs Assessment Plus
Why are these variables important to measure?