If you’re interested in learning more about small neighborhood parks, here are some potentially useful resources for your consideration:
This 2005 book—Designing Small Parks: A Manual for Addressing Social and Ecological Concerns—looks interesting.
What’s the relevance of posting information about small parks? Well, I happen to know that some folks in Boulevard, where I live, want a neighborhood park. (I know because I'm involved with the effort.) They’ve (we've) just started canvassing residents via a survey (the image above is from the survey) distributed through the neighborhood listserve to find out what kind of a park they might want. Their (our) ultimate aim is to build support for including the park proposal in the 2010 SPLOST (Special Purpose Local Option Sale Tax) referendum.
According to a news account of a survey conducted for Athens-Clarke Co. Leisure Services department, the demand among city residents for small neighborhood parks is high—so maybe they (we) have a chance. (It would be interesting to review the data from the Pros Consulting survey, but—apparently—it won’t be available for public inspection until Athens-Clarke Co. officially releases it or something.)