Aurora, CO
33
How we calculate the Aurora ParkScore® Rating

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

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Access
80
Acreage
60
Investment
78
Amenities
25
Equity
52
87% of Aurora 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?
Aurora residents who live within a 10-minute walk of a park
By Age (%)
Children (0 - 19)
87
Adults (20 - 64)
87
Seniors (65+)
83
By Income (%)
High Income
83
Middle Income
87
Low Income
88
Race/Ethnicity (%)
American Indian*
89
Asian*
87
Black*
88
Hispanic
90
Pacific Islander*
90
White*
83
2 or More Races*
88
Other*
85
*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 Aurora against the others to determine where it falls for spending per capita.
Basketball Hoops
16
1.7 per 10,000 people
Playgrounds
26
2.2 per 10,000 people
Rec & Senior Centers
17
0.3 per 20,000 people
Dog Parks
35
1.1 per 100,000 people
Bathrooms
8
0.3 per 10,000 people
Splashpads
48
1.3 per 100,000 people
How much is Aurora investing in parks?
We compared Aurora against the others to determine where it falls for spending per capita
Park Spending per Capita
  • City agency
    $156 (98%)
  • Other public agencies
    $0 (%)
  • Private organizations
    $0 (%)
  • Monetized volunteer hours
    $3 (2%)
$159
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.