Dissolving two different buffers together so not overlapping using ArcGIS Desktop?

I am trying to find out how many registered sex offenders live within 2,000 feet of a school/park in a specific county. The park buffer and school buffer are dissolved but not together. I am also trying to find the area in acres of the 2 combined buffer zones.

I am using ArcGIS Desktop 10.

no real need to do all that work to combine them.
you can do a select by location find the so within 2000 ft of park buf
then add to selection for the so within 2k of school buf.
run statistics on both buffer layers and add the 2 numbers.
3 minutes tops

Watch the video: Overlay, Buffer, and Dissolve in ArcGIS (October 2021).