City parks

If you live in Minneapolis, there’s a 95 percent chance you live within a 10-minute walk to a park. That bragging right, plus a few others, make Minneapolis’s parks system the best of the 100 biggest cities in the country, beating out its next-door neighbor, St. Paul, for the top spot.

This past Saturday, elected officials joined with the nonprofit organization From Lot to Spot to celebrate the grand opening of Rudolph Park in the City of Lawndale.

A $100,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts has just been awarded to Bozeman’s newest park, The Trust for Public Land announced today.

Off-leash dog parks led the pack in new urban parks, growing by 4 percent in 2015 and 89 percent since 2007, according to The Trust for Public Land’s most recent data on the nation’s 100 biggest city park systems across the country.

Each year, The Trust for Public Land wrangles stats on parks in the hundred most populous cities in the U.S. Want to know the largest city park in the country? Or the oldest? Or the most popular?

If you live in Miami, you enjoy great year-round weather and plenty of places to take advantage of the sunshine. It’s no wonder Miami is regularly voted as one of the nation’s healthiest cities.

Based on in-depth surveys of park systems in the nation's 100 most populous cities, City Park Facts is the most comprehensive source of urban parks data. The report covers park acreage, spending, and accessibility as well as the number of specific types of parks in each city. 

Super-slides and wave pools? Try bioswales and rain gardens. Across the country, city parks are doing double-duty to help control stormwater—and infrastructure’s rarely looked so good.

A lot in northeast Bozeman sits empty now, but over the next two years cleanup efforts will be underway to transform it into Story Mill Community Park. Developers are designing it to be the city's largest natural park.

A new report from The Trust for Public Land that explores the intersection of green infrastructure and parks.

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