Center for City Park Excellence
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.
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 a major draw for tourists and residents alike.... 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.
This report measures the value of Philadelphia's park and recreation system.
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 the park and recreation system in Wilmington, Delaware.
Data on the largest, oldest, and most visited parks in U.S. cities from the City Parks Fact 2010 report.