Morris quoted in Houston Chronicle on park access project
An effort to improve access to parks in Harris County Precinct 1 will begin by asking residents what kind of green spaces they want and need.
"This project is going to yield many benefits for our residents, particularly our most vulnerable and under-served populations," said Precinct 1 Commissioner Rodney Ellis said during the Monday kickoff of the Park-Smart Precinct One project, an effort to eliminate some of the park deserts in that portion of Harris County.
"Everybody, every single person, should have close-to-home access to a high-quality park," said Amy Morris, associate director of planning for the Trust for Public Land. That's the core of the organization's beliefs, she said, and it's why the Precinct 1 program is important.