Park Needs Assessment
Assessment Updated in 2022
Since then, the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation expanded the report to incorporate Parks Needs Assessment Plus (PNA+) to include information that was not in the previous edition, specifically data about access to regional parks, open space, trails, beaches and lakes, and local parks in rural areas, as well as mapping and analyses related to population vulnerability, environmental benefits, environmental burdens, and priority areas for environmental conservation, environmental restoration, regional recreation, and rural recreation.
In 2016, the Los Angeles Countywide Comprehensive Parks & Recreation Needs Assessment (PNA) provided documentation of existing parks and recreation facilities in cities and unincorporated communities to be used as data to determine the scope, scale, and location of neighborhood park need in Los Angeles County. This effort led to the formation of study areas determined by High and Very High Park Need, which guides multiple significant aspects in the facilitation of Measure A grant funding as reflected in the Measure A Grants Administration Manual.