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Park Needs Assessment

In March 2015, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a motion to initiate the Countywide Comprehensive Parks and Recreation Needs Assessment.  This represents an unprecedented effort to document existing parks and recreation facilities in cities and unincorporated communities in Los Angeles County, and to use these data to determine the scope, scale, and location of park need in the County.

The inventory and analysis of parks and open space that was completed during the course of the Parks Needs Assessment generated many maps and new datasets. These maps and data are now available to the public for download. For additional information about the Parks Needs Assessment, please visit the project website at www.lacountyparkneeds.org

To explore the GIS data, please download the layers by clicking on the corresponding layer’s download link below:


To Download ParksAndOpenSpace_w/Amenities_consolidated click here.

To download ParkNeedFramework_StudyAreaSummary click here.

To download ParkUserDensity_ThiessenPolygons click here.

To download WalkableArea_HalfMileWalkFromPark click here.

To download ParkStudyArea_Boundaries click here.

To download WeightedOverlay_AvailableAcres_ParkAcreNeed click here.

To download WeightedOverlay_DistanceToPark click here.

To download WeightedOverlay_PopulationPerAcre click here.

To download HexAnalysisGrid click here.




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Data Field Descriptions

GIS Source Information
Database Name: other
Feature Class Name: Multiple - See description
Feature Dataset Name (if applicable): Core Data Layers, Analyst Outputs
Reference Date: 2015
Accuracy: Parcel
Update Frequency: As Needed
Access Constraints:None

Contact Information
John Diaz
GIS Analyst
Los Angeles County
Parks and Recreation
510 S. Vermont Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90020
(213) 351-5133

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