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. Charleston, South Carolina, is one of the localities that now has this opportunity and the Speedwell Foundation has contracted with The Trust for Public Land to produce a short report on the experience of other communities in creating linear parks for recreation and nonmotorized transportation.

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.

Through an annual survey, the Center for City Park Excellence maintains the nation's most complete database of park facts for the largest 85 U.S. cities.

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. If a park extends beyond the boundary of the city, only the acreage within the city is noted here.

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.

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.

This report by The Trust for Public Land explains how a conscious park, open space, and recreation strategy could help play a major role in New Brunswick’s ongoing revitalization efforts and help to further “brand” and sell the city as a great place to live, work, and visit.

Data on the largest, oldest, and most visited parks in U.S. cities from the City Parks Fact 2010 report.

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