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Residents living near popular public parks are more likely to be satisfied with their local government institutions. A survey of over 5,000 respondents in 26 United States communities found 29% greater satisfaction with their parks and recreation department, 14% greater satisfaction with police, and 13% greater satisfaction with their mayor among residents living near popular parks.

Center for Active Design. “The Assembly Civic Engagement Survey.” (June 2017).


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