Center for City Park Excellence
The United States is in the midst of an urban park renaissance, and linear trails are among the most popular of the new facilities. Trails are proving their economic, environmental, transportation, and community-building values.
The Center for City Park Excellence maintains the nation's most complete database of park facts for the largest U.S. cities. This is the 2012 report.
The Center for City Park Excellence maintains the nation's most complete database of park facts for the largest U.S. cities. This is the 2011 report.
Data on the park-related expenditure per resident, by city from the City Park Facts 2010 Report.
The total area covered by urban parkland in the United States exceeds one and a half million acres, with parks ranging in size from the jewel-like 1.7-acre Post Office Square in Boston to the gargantuan 490,125-acre Chugach State Park in Anchorage.
Stats from City Park Facts 2010. These are the largest parks located within the limits of a U.S. city. Most are owned by the municipality, but some are owned by a state, a county, a regional agency or the federal government.
Virginia Beach’s extensive network of parks has great value and is a major draw for tourists and residents alike. This report defines and measures seven major factors of the parks that are economically beneficial the city.