Center for City Park Excellence

With more than 33,640 acres of parkland, six state-of-the-art recreation centers, several public campgrounds, and a nationally recognized athletic complex, the park and recreation system of Virginia Beach is... Read more

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.

New Brunswick is a historic city, a university city, a medical city, and home to a giant worldwide corporation. It has successfully weathered the economic travails of the 1960s and 70s that hammered other... Read more

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

This document from City Park Facts Report 2010 has tables showing the largest, oldest, and most visited parks located within the limits of a U.S. city.

This report measures the value of Philadelphia's park and recreation system.

This report measures the value of the park and recreation system in Wilmington, Delaware.

The total area covered by urban parkland in the United States exceeds one 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. And their usage... Read more

From Fitness Zones to the Medical Mile: How Urban Park Systems Can Best Promote Health and Wellness details more than 75 innovative features and programs-including 14 case studies-that maximize a park's ability to promote physical activity and... Read more

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