Center for City Park Excellence

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. With the help of CCPE data, you can see how your city compares to other cities.

Data showing total parkland as percentage of city land area, park acreage per 1,000 residents, and park acreage by city and agency.

Urban Green explores new and innovative ways for "built out" cities to add much-needed parkland. Peter Harnik explains why urban parks are needed, then addresses how much parkland is truly possible and where specific investment can go. He offers a... Read more

Statistics on dog parks from the Center for City Park Excellence.

City Population Density data from the 2010 City Park Facts.

Data on the types of facilities found in parks in U.S. cities from City Park Facts 2010 report.

The economic benefits of the park and recreation system of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.

This report examines the economic benefits and fiscal impact of parks and open space in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, New York.

A new study of the park system of Denver shows that the city's parks generate considerable economic value—both to the local government and to Denver residents.

According to the detailed analysis by the Center for City Park Excellence, Denver's parks... Read more

Article from the Center for City Park Excellence: "Secrets of the private sector: How parks and recreation agencies can flex their marketing muscles."