Everyone understands the enormous value of parks and open spaces, and that’s why it’s important to make sure everyone has meaningful access to parks and open spaces.

So I was pleased to join the Trust for Public Land, the National Recreation and Park Association, and the Urban Land Institute in a nationwide campaign to bring a park or open space within a 10-minute walk for all Americans.  This news release has more or watch this brief video.

Fortunately, New Rochelle already comes close to meeting this standard, and our 10-year capital budget makes a strong commitment to parks improvements.