The impetus for this project was to finally separate out parks and parkland accessible by the public from the public lands layer which contained both parkland and non parkland data. It was determined that a pure public lands layer was not the ideal repository for parks and parkland due to park boundaries not always following parcel lines, and in some cases ownership of the parcel(s) not being held by the public. Each municipal agency was queried for a list of their parks and park land, which was then, cross referenced with the ownership of the named area by referencing the owner of the parcel or parcels in the designated area. In some cases the municipality in question is not the owner of the parcel in question; rather it has an easement over the property which provides for the municipality to manage the property as a park for the public. In other cases it was clear that the entire parcel(s) was not dedicated for use as a park either by design or by other land uses on the property, in those cases the park shape deviates from the parcel shape.
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