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Table 1 Urban park area and accessibility in Iran and Tabriz

From: Many public urban parks, but who profits from them? The example of Tabriz, Iran

Parks Description Area (ha) Access Number of parks in Tabriz
Pocket park A mini park or vest-pocket parks are an urban open space at the very small scale. Pocket parks scattered throughout the urban areas where they serve the immediately local population. 0.5 200 m 47
Neighborhood park A neighborhood park is typically a small park, usually between 0.5 and 2 ha. They typically have playground facilities and are located within a 600-m distance of residential areas. Parents with young children are the main users. 0.5 to 2 200 to 600 m 53
Community park Community parks serve more than one neighborhood but are not intended to serve the city as a whole. Community parks have more intensive recreational facilities such as sports fields and recreational facilities. 2 to 4 600 to 1,200 m 16
Regional park A regional park is a mid-sized park providing a range of facilities and activity space for recreation or sport. These parks cater for large groups and are appealing to a range of users or groups. They serve several communities or suburbs and are a fairly well-known destination for those people living within their catchment. In fact, these parks are the major parks in urban regions. 4 to 10 1,200 to 2,500 m 11
City park A city park is a major recreation or sports park that offers a wide variety of opportunities to a broad cross section of residents of a planning scheme area. These parks are large in size and well known amongst residents; these parks are major destinations within a planning scheme area. More than 10 30-min drive 6