Benefits of Improving Roslindale’s Playgrounds

Note: This report reflects the state of Roslindale’s playgrounds at the beginning of our advocacy in 2013-2014. For more recent updates please see our blog and read our vision.

Beyond the obvious benefit that Roslindale’s children will enjoy playing at better playgrounds, improving our playspaces also benefits the environment, citizen health, and the local economy

  • Fewer Roslindale families will drive to playgrounds and spray decks, reducing traffic and pollution.
  • While visiting Roslindale playgrounds, parents will patronize our local businesses, rather than visiting other areas – including Brookline and Newton – and spending money there.
  • Children will see health benefits from walking, rather than riding, to playgrounds.

Next: Our Vision for Roslindale’s Playgrounds