Neighborhood Park

Neighborhood parks incorporate elements common to both small active parks and large parks. Defined less by their size, which ranges anywhere from ten or twenty acres to upwards of one hundred acres or more, these parks were built within the existing neighborhoods, often taking advantage of challenging sites with dramatic topography or steep terrain. As in large parks, neighborhood parks incorporated such planning features as planted perimeters, establishing views, and, to the extent size allowed, open spaces. Similar to the smaller, more active parks, they held numerous spaces for organized activities, such as tennis courts, golf courses, and baseball fields.