Trust for Public Land’s 10-Minute Walk Program launched in 2017 to promote close-to-home access of high quality parks for people across the country. Today, over 100 million people – including 28 million children – do not have access to a high-quality park within a 10-minute walk of home. 10-Minute Walk’s Park Equity Accelerator program is working with city leaders, practitioners, and community members to implement policy and systems-change solutions that can increase park equity locally, and provide a roadmap for other cities across the country.

In 2022-23, Scranton participated in the inaugural cohort of Park Equity Accelerators. Scranton focused on understanding the issues that enable and inhibit connectivity and access between neighborhoods and parks. To complete this connectivity analysis, Valley in Motion, a local community partner, surveyed dozens of blocks surrounding four local parks to understand the quality of the walk from neighborhoods to parks. The results of this walkability survey are shared in the web map, along with data illustrating bike and pedestrian crashes, streetscape greenness, park programming, and other local data.