Atlanta, GA
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*
77
Black*
74
Hispanic
76
Pacific Islander*
65
White*
81
2 or More Races*
79
Other*
79
*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 48% 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 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
    $46 (22%)
  • Private organizations
    $28 (14%)
  • Monetized volunteer hours
    $3 (1%)
$206
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
Make the Commitment
Pledge to make parks a priority!
Everyone should have access to a quality park within a 10-minute walk of home. Our 10-Minute Walk™ Program calls on mayors to demonstrate their commitment to parks and adopt long-term, system-wide strategies that accelerate the creation of parks.