Parks for People
"They have been called 'the lungs of the city.' Studies have shown that these green spaces have less noise, cleaner air and are cooler in the summer than the rest of the built city. These green oases, offering a retreat from the busy world around them, are our urban parks."
Smolski, Chester, "Urban Parks Contribute to Improved Living" (1982). Smolski Texts. 154.