2018 City Park
Facts Report

Every year, The Trust for Public Land's Center for City Park Excellence compiles data on parks in the nation’s 100 largest cities. It’s the most complete and in-depth look at U.S. city park systems available—and it’s free to download.


How are city park systems serving people?

The report includes the latest data on city park acreage, access, facilities, land type, and more.

Who’s investing in city parks?

Learn how much city governments and nonprofits are spending on parks and recreation.

How can I make the case for parks in my city?

Find the facts you need for informed conversations with funders and policymakers.

What’s popular in parks?

Community gardens, dog parks, swimming pools ... compare 2018 stats with years past to see trends.

Download detailed reports on each of the 100 largest U.S. cities.

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Download additional data not included in the print report.

Staffing, Spending, Volunteers (XLS)
Amenities & Facilities (XLS)
Acreage & Park System Highlights (XLS)


We've ranked America's park systems for 2018.
How does your city compare?
See 2018 ParkScore® rankings

One in three Americans
don’t have a park or green space within a 10-minute walk of home.

With your help,
we'll change that.

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In cities across the country, mayors are coming together to endorse the 10-minute walk to a park standard for all. Has your mayor signed on?

Meet Our Mayors

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Everyone deserves a park. How close is yours? Explore access to parks—in your city and nationwide.

Crunch the Numbers

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