$600 million and counting for local parks

Client:   California Department of Parks and Recreation

The Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Program (SPP) is the largest park-related grant program in California’s history. And the new projects funded by Proposition 68, passed by voters in 2018, represent the state’s largest investment in grant funding history targeted for underserved communities. The Office of Grants and Local Services, within the state Department of Parks and Recreation, administers the program and uses a range of tools and data from GreenInfo Network. 

Our latest collaboration is a new website that highlights before and after views of 187 park projects, including more than 60 new projects just funded as part of Proposition 68. We’ve mapped the locations of projects like this many times, but these before and after photos tell a truly inspiring story of how communities tap into public funding to transform empty lots and neglected corners turned into vibrant resources for people to exercise, play, picnic, and simply be together in beautiful public spaces.

The project also relies heavily on our longterm support of the Office of Grants and Local Services's use of demographics and parks data to target projects where they are most needed, in disadvantaged and park-poor areas.

Focus:   Recreation, Social Justice/Equity  

Services:  Interactive Solutions, GIS Services, Analysis, Data, Web Mapping, Website Design 

Project Years: 2020

GreenInfo Network creates, analyzes, visualizes and communicates information in the public interest. We specialize in mapping and related technology for nonprofits and public agencies, focusing on using it for conservation, social equity, public health, environment and foundation grant making.
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