My Dream For Lou: Recreation and Public Spaces for Healing and Social Change

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In advance of the summit, some registrants participated in a photovoice process. The photovoice process revealed 4 themes which were the focus of the issue area groups on Friday of the summit. Each of the issue area groups were provided an issue area overview brief, relevant photovoice images and their respective narratives, and other related resources were made available. You can find the resources for the Recreation and Public Spaces for Healing and Social Change issue area below. 

Recreation and Public Spaces for Healing and Social Change

What is the impact on community health when residents have public and recreational spaces that encourage healing and social change? This theme was identified through photovoice narratives that named spaces in our community such as the Big Four Bridge, youth camps, and parks. These places are considered welcoming for residents, allowing them to feel safe, comfortable and relaxed. For many residents, they felt invested in and found meaning while engaging in activities in these places. Additionally, many named these public and recreational spaces as avenues for healing and social change through their ability to bring communities from all walks of life together. 

Resources:

  1. My Dream For Lou Recreation and Public Spaces for Healing and Social Change issue area brief
  2. Photovoice narratives: Recreation and Public Spaces for Healing and Social Change

These additional resources were provided to participants in their issue area rooms during the summit: 

  1. Cornerstone 2020 
  2. Louisville Metro Parks and Community Centers Map 
  3. Louisville Metro Parks Master Plan  
  4. Louisville Metro Bike Master Plan 
  5. Louisville Loop Map 
  6. Louisville Jefferson County Zoning Map 
  7. Park Advocate Handbook (National Recreation and Park Assoc.) 

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