Arlington, VA
3
How we calculate the Arlington ParkScore® Rating

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

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Access
99
Acreage
36
Investment
100
Amenities
90
Equity
71
99% of Arlington 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?
Arlington residents who live within a 10-minute walk of a park
By Age (%)
Children (0 - 19)
99
Adults (20 - 64)
99
Seniors (65+)
99
By Income (%)
High Income
99
Middle Income
99
Low Income
99
Race/Ethnicity (%)
American Indian*
99
Asian*
99
Black*
99
Hispanic
99
Pacific Islander*
99
White*
99
2 or More Races*
99
Other*
99
*Excludes those that report Hispanic origin (which is captured separately from race by the U.S. Census).
How do park amenities measure up?
We compared Arlington against the others to determine where it falls for spending per capita.
Basketball Hoops
100
16.4 per 10,000 people
Playgrounds
93
5.4 per 10,000 people
Rec & Senior Centers
85
1.3 per 20,000 people
Dog Parks
100
3.9 per 100,000 people
Bathrooms
63
2 per 10,000 people
Splashpads
100
3 per 100,000 people
How much is Arlington investing in parks?
We compared Arlington against the others to determine where it falls for spending per capita
Park Spending per Capita
  • City agency
    $308 (86%)
  • Other public agencies
    $33 (9%)
  • Private organizations
    $0 (%)
  • Monetized volunteer hours
    $18 (5%)
$359
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