Arlington, VA
2019 ParkScore® ranking: #4
Our analysis is based on four characteristics of an effective park system:
access, investment, acreage, and amenities.
How we calculated Arlington’s ParkScore rating:
Access
97.5 out of 100
Acreage
37.5 out of 100
Investment
100 out of 100
Amenities
90 out of 100
How does it work?
Cities can earn a maximum ParkScore rating of 100.
In evaluating park systems, we include land owned by all public agencies within the 100 most populous U.S. cities that functions as a park. ParkScore index methodology
Everyone deserves a park within a 10-minute walk of home.
Is Arlington meeting that goal?
98%
of residents live within a 10 minute walk of a park.
National average 54%
Percent of residents within a
10-minute walk of a park by age
Children (0 - 19)
Adults (20 - 64)
Seniors (65+)
Percent of residents within a
10-minute walk of a park by income
Percent of residents within a 10-minute walk of a park by race/ethnicity
11%
of Arlington's city land is used for parks and recreation.
National median 15%
Where in Arlington are parks needed most?
Arlington has 181 parks
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Arlington Park Amenities Compared to the 100 Largest U.S. Cities
Basketball Hoops
93 rd percentile
7.8 per 10,000 people
Dog Parks
91 st percentile
3.5 per 100,000 people
Playgrounds
94 th percentile
4.4 per 10,000 people
Bathrooms
88 th percentile
3.1 per 10,000 people
Recreation and Senior Centers
77 th percentile
1.1 per 20,000 people
Splashpads
74 th percentile
2.2 per 100,000 people
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