Albuquerque, NM
34
How we calculate the Albuquerque ParkScore® Rating

The ranking for Albuquerque is based on five characteristics of an effective park system: access, investment, acreage, amenities, and equity.

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Access
86
Acreage
62
Investment
32
Amenities
51
Equity
61
91% of Albuquerque residents live within a 10-minute walk of a park. National Average 55%

We’re working to ensure that every person, in every neighborhood, in every city across America has a quality park within a 10-minute walk of home.

How are the parks distributed?
Albuquerque residents who live within a 10-minute walk of a park
By Age (%)
Children (0 - 19)
91
Adults (20 - 64)
91
Seniors (65+)
90
By Income (%)
High Income
91
Middle Income
91
Low Income
89
Race/Ethnicity (%)
American Indian*
90
Asian*
90
Black*
91
Hispanic
90
Pacific Islander*
89
White*
91
2 or More Races*
91
Other*
92
*Excludes those that report Hispanic origin (which is captured separately from race by the U.S. Census).
Park Space per Person by Race/Ethnicity Reactive to City Median
Residents in neighborhoods where most people identify as a person of color have access to 26% less park space per person than those in predominantly white neighborhoods. Any Census-designated race/ethnicity not shown above does not meet the minimum threshold to be displayed.
How do park amenities measure up?
We compared Albuquerque against the others to determine where it falls for spending per capita.
Basketball Hoops
28
2.5 per 10,000 people
Playgrounds
47
3.2 per 10,000 people
Rec & Senior Centers
68
1.1 per 20,000 people
Dog Parks
98
2.5 per 100,000 people
Bathrooms
38
1.3 per 10,000 people
Splashpads
24
0.7 per 100,000 people
How much is Albuquerque investing in parks?
We compared Albuquerque against the others to determine where it falls for spending per capita
Park Spending per Capita
  • City agency
    $70 (93%)
  • Other public agencies
    $3 (4%)
  • Private organizations
    $0 (%)
  • Monetized volunteer hours
    $1 (1%)
$75
Total Spending Per Capita
  • National Averages, Spending Per Capita:
  • City agency: $83 (85%)
  • Other public agencies: $7 (7%)
  • Private organizations: $5 (5%)
  • Monetized volunteer hours: $3 (3%)
  • TOTAL: $98