FRESNO FOR PARKS

FRESNO FOR PARKS

CNC staff and volunteers in Fresno are engaging voters to invest in Fresno parks – to improve after-school and recreational programs for youth and seniors; to improve safety by adding lights, security cameras and park rangers; and to make crucial repairs that will bring Fresno parks up to current health and safety standards.

Children need a place to play, people need a place to unwind – a place accessible to anybody and everybody. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 80 percent of adolescents don’t get their recommended 60 minutes of daily activity, and over 25 percent of adults report no active leisure time. Over one-third of adults in the U.S. have obesity, putting us at risk for cancer, heart disease and diabetes. Parks provide a venue for exercise and other activities, and access to parks has been associated with decreased rates of diagnosed depression and stress. But such access is a problem, particularly in low-income neighborhoods.