Atlanta, Georgia
Atlanta, Georgia
27
How we calculate the Atlanta ParkScore® Rating

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

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Access
65
Acreage
25
Investment
100
Amenities
64
Equity
48
77% of Atlanta 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?
Atlanta residents who live within a 10-minute walk of a park
By Age (%)
Children (0 - 19)
75
Adults (20 - 64)
78
Seniors (65+)
75
By Income (%)
High Income
80
Middle Income
77
Low Income
75
Race/Ethnicity (%)
American Indian*
78
Asian*
76
Black*
74
Hispanic
76
Pacific Islander*
65
White*
81
2 or More Races*
78
Other*
79
*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 Atlanta against the others to determine where it falls for spending per capita.
Basketball Hoops
50
3.9 per 10,000 people
Playgrounds
45
3.1 per 10,000 people
Rec & Senior Centers
96
1.4 per 20,000 people
Dog Parks
75
2 per 100,000 people
Bathrooms
45
1.5 per 10,000 people
Splashpads
73
2 per 100,000 people
How much is Atlanta investing in parks?
We compared Atlanta against the others to determine where it falls for spending per capita
Park Spending per Capita
  • City agency
    $130 (63%)
  • Other public agencies
    $0
  • Private organizations
    $13 (4%)
  • Monetized volunteer hours
    $9 (3%)
$334
Total Spending Per Capita
  • National Averages, Spending Per Capita:
  • City agency: $81 (85%)
  • Other public agencies: $6 (6%)
  • Private organizations: $5 (5%)
  • Monetized volunteer hours: $4 (4%)
  • TOTAL: $96