Pocket Parks in Mexico City offer safe green spaces in urban settings
Pocket Parks in Mexico City are mini-parks available throughout neighborhoods of the capital city. These parks are developed to give children safe zones to play and a place for the elderly to relax outdoors, and are 1,000 m2 or less in size.
Its small or medium format is built in underutilized spaces of CDMX for public benefit. VERDMX, together with the Public Space Authority (AEP), work in favor of the city by proposing location of these parks for development and funded through sponsorship and donations.
Through the city’s initiative to recover public place for the residents of CDMX, 14 thousand m2 of public space has been converted into areas with vegetation and ergonomic benches made from recycled materials, and free wi-fi, urban gyms, and bike racks.
This project began in 2013 as an initiative of the Government of Mexico City to strengthen the capital with dignified spaces for pedestrians and citizen and improve the urban living situation with safe and accessible green spaces.
Currently, there are 26 pocket parks in different areas of Mexico City, with the aim of beautifying the city and raising awareness of the importance of urban green spaces.
Pocket Park Locations in Mexico City
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