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ProblemChild May 15th, 2017 5:44pm

Is there a public park within walking distance of where you live?

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drself Gated Community
05/17/17 4:16 pm

Depends if you want to walk 1 mile on a road with no sidewalk and a speed limit of 55 MPH.

mfjd1948 rural johnson co iowa
05/16/17 8:50 am

We live adjacent to Kent Park a 1052 acres of woods and trails, with camping and swimming facilities.

SHIPPY1944 Tn.
05/16/17 5:58 am

We have a nice private park & playground in our subdivision for our HOA member families & friends.

TreeHair Wisconsin
05/16/17 5:44 am

There's literally one right behind my house.

Korosensei Maine
05/16/17 5:39 am

Everywhere is within walking distance if you have enough time

wildcatfan1993 kentucky
05/16/17 5:35 am

I live in the middle of nowhere so everywhere is basically a park

05/16/17 2:23 am

I live in an area between a small town and farmland. No parks within walking distance.

4JC Christian Pastors Wife
05/16/17 12:47 am

There is a small park with a playground several miles away, but it doesn't have a walking trail, and it would be dangerous to try to walk to it due to traffic.

You have to get in the car to go most places in AL!

sadewt Rexburg, Idaho
05/15/17 11:02 pm

my town is like three miles across though, so most things are in walking distance

kanji401 SoCal gal
05/15/17 10:10 pm

No public parks but there's a private park in my housing community.

runningman02 New York
05/15/17 7:26 pm

Question semirelated to this. What is considered walking distance? Because im sure its different fir everyone

05/15/17 7:51 pm

I guess, then when considering yes or no given the individuals ability to walk any given distance the answer still would be yes or no. Wouldn't it?

josh42732 The Nation of Texas
05/15/17 6:18 pm

I just ran there earlier today actually.

tidford My little piece of heaven
05/15/17 6:00 pm

Out here on the West Coast some of us remember that our ancestors walked across the country.

05/15/17 4:38 pm

Quantify "walking distance".

TheSpookyGhost paleoconservative
05/15/17 5:35 pm

Agreed. The closest one from my house is a bit 2.5 miles away. Walkable in a bit over an hour.

swjboucher Just Run
05/15/17 4:32 pm

Yes it's a mile and a half but it's walkable.

jenkp223 Being a mommy
05/15/17 4:11 pm

There's a park in my neighborhood, but I believe it's only for residents.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
05/15/17 4:05 pm

The nearby town has a small park in it, really more of a playground with a few benches and tables, so yes. But really the whole area is practically a park, with many trailheads (and trails) within a few miles.

Liberty 4,032,064
05/15/17 3:36 pm

Nope. We made the upgrade further away from the blight. My property is my own park.

RussianThunder Russia and USA
05/15/17 3:06 pm

Big park with a pool, water slide, volleyball pit etc. The other way is a park and a dog run.

Tazer Dumpster fire
05/15/17 3:01 pm

I live in Chicago, there's parks everywhere!

lightsabr2 The Big Sky
05/15/17 2:50 pm

Living in base housing. The playground and basketball court are right outside my back yard.

Emily33 North Carolina
05/15/17 2:41 pm

Yes! Just down the street. I walk there daily, as it it is gorgeous and right on the river.

EarlyBird Portland
05/15/17 2:21 pm

There's a public park exactly 5 miles from our house. How did you know that?

Gunfighter06 Iowa, since 1846
05/15/17 2:18 pm

My "walking range" is several miles, so I'm not sure how to address this question. There are 2 medium-sized parks and a nature trail within 1 mile of my domicile, so I said "yes"

Carolynn new jersey
05/15/17 1:53 pm

Yes, right down the street. Less than a mile.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
05/15/17 1:51 pm

Yes several. But my husband and I like to take long walks.

TreeHugs Oregon
05/15/17 1:49 pm

It's about 5 miles. I wouldn't want to walk there and back, but I could. Trip back would be uphill...

jarod California
05/15/17 1:43 pm

Right next to my house.

DeathSheep Michigan
05/15/17 1:38 pm

Ya, but pretty much the whole city is "in walking distance" soooo...

orgblu10 Shamerica
05/15/17 1:36 pm

There's a small one adjacent to the creek that runs through my part of town. Typical parks with sports fields, etc. are slightly beyond walking distance.

rons Thanks America
05/15/17 1:30 pm

Botanical gardens, big park and thousands of acres of state forest.

CoffeeNow Powderpuff Leftist
05/15/17 1:30 pm

Yes, it's the go-to place for hard drugs and gay sex. 10/10 would recommend!

liam2013 iowa
05/15/17 1:29 pm

Yes. There is a large county park across the road from by residence.

susanr Colorado
05/15/17 11:28 am

Yes. There's a good sized park with a small pond, a soccer field, tennis courts and a children's' playground about half a mile away, and several larger ones within two miles. Plus many smaller pocket parks or green areas in all neighborhoods, including one across the road from my apartment complex.

There is also an extensive network of trails throughout the city for walking, jogging and biking, mostly located along streams and all somewhat "natural" in nature, plus other "natural" areas, one of which is quite large and just a block away from me. Some of the trails are also within easy walking distance. I make more use of the trails and natural areas than I do of the parks.


voc I am...what I am
05/15/17 11:12 am

Yes. My city has a park in every neighborhood. I have several within walking distance.

BarryB Was it something I said
05/15/17 11:09 am

No park but lots of national forest.