Complete Parks

Providing everyone with access to parks

No matter where you live, there should be an accessible and appealing park nearby. Parks improve health equity and well-being for families and communities. A Complete Parks system ensures that all people can enjoy a great local park.

Complete Parks is a holistic approach that allows communities to plan and develop park systems that make the benefits of parks available for all community members. By collaborating with and coordinating between different sectors and organizations, communities can ensure that they are considering local circumstances, context, and desires — such as transportation and safety concerns or housing, schools, and other community assets.

Get started with the resources we’ve highlighted below.

Complete Parks Overview
Complete Parks Overview
This fact sheet introduces the Complete Parks approach, including examples from Houston and Philadelphia.
Complete Parks Playbook
Complete Parks Playbook
Would you like to create a Complete Parks system in your neighborhood, city, or state? This comprehensive resource describes the 7 elements of a healthy, equitable parks system. In Spanish and English.
Complete Parks Indicators
Complete Parks Indicators
This guide helps those planning a Complete Parks system to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of existing park systems.
Complete Parks Model Policy
Complete Parks Model Resolution
A city or county government can use this sample language to commit to creating a Complete Parks system or develop a Complete Parks plan.