There are quite a number of groups in charge of Chelsea's public spaces. These groups often function to optomize for their own needs rather then the greater needs of the community. Below you'll see Capital space a partnership in Wahington DC that works out shared strategies to meet the needs of DC's parks. We need a similar body in Chelsea. Our Community board Parks comittee might be the best place for this function to reside.
Achieving the Full Potential of Washington's ParksCapitalSpace is a partnership initiative of the National Capital Planning Commission, the National Park Service, and the District of Columbia to develop shared strategies for working together on parks and open space throughout Washington, D.C., particularly in the city’s neighborhoods. The CapitalSpace plan represents the first time in almost 40 years that a comprehensive analysis of all of Washington’s parks and open spaces has been undertaken.
The Commission adopted the final CapitalSpace Plan on April 1, 2010. Commission staff continues to work with partnering agencies to implement the plan’s recommendations. Civic leaders, organizations, and individuals helped shape the plan through comments and opinions shared during the plan's development.
The VisionThe CapitalSpace partners envision a beautiful, high-quality,and unified park system for the nation’s capital that:
- Is safe and accessible to everyone who lives in, works in, or visits the city.
- Includes a variety of parks and open spaces that connect communities.
- Incorporates stewardship and celebration of natural, cultural, commemorative, and historic spaces.
- Provides a diversity of passive and active recreation.
- Contributes to a healthy, sustainable and livable city.
- Serves as a national and international model of citizen engagement and parks and open space management and collaboration.
Progress ReportThe CapitalSpace Progress Report provides an update on the work of the partner agencies in implementing the six big ideas in the CapitalSpace Plan.
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