2023 City Park Facts
Each year, Trust for Public Land compiles data on parks across the nation’s 100 most populous cities, which represent about 20% of the U.S. population. This dataset aggregates park inventories – investment, acreage, and amenities – across all public and private organizations in each city, making it the most comprehensive dataset of its kind.
Generate custom datasets using the interactive dashboards below, or download the source excel files at the bottom of the page.
If you have any questions, please email Will Klein, Associate Director of Parks Research, at firstname.lastname@example.org
How much is invested in city parks each year?
In the most recent 2022 fiscal year, $9.7B was invested in city parks across the 100 most populous U.S. cities. San Francisco leads the pack – customize your own top ten list with the filters below.
How much land are cities dedicating for parks?
There are over 2 million acres of parks across the 100 most populous cities (yes, half of this is within Anchorage city limits). Which cities have the most natural areas? Use the filters below to find out.
Which cities have the most pickleball courts (or other park activities)?
Skate parks are popular out west, while splashpads are popular among northeastern cities. Check out other popular park activities – playgrounds, dog parks – using the menu below.
Download City Park Facts as Excel Files