Baltimore, MD
30
How we calculate the Baltimore ParkScore® Rating

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

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Access
82
Acreage
24
Investment
67
Amenities
45
Equity
80
88% of Baltimore 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?
Baltimore residents who live within a 10-minute walk of a park
By Age (%)
Children (0 - 19)
87
Adults (20 - 64)
88
Seniors (65+)
86
By Income (%)
High Income
86
Middle Income
87
Low Income
89
Race/Ethnicity (%)
American Indian*
87
Asian*
90
Black*
90
Hispanic
83
Pacific Islander*
86
White*
85
2 or More Races*
88
Other*
84
*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 26% more 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 Baltimore against the others to determine where it falls for spending per capita.
Basketball Hoops
49
3.8 per 10,000 people
Playgrounds
49
3.3 per 10,000 people
Rec & Senior Centers
100
1.6 per 20,000 people
Dog Parks
18
0.7 per 100,000 people
Bathrooms
16
0.6 per 10,000 people
Splashpads
35
1 per 100,000 people
How much is Baltimore investing in parks?
We compared Baltimore against the others to determine where it falls for spending per capita
Park Spending per Capita
  • City agency
    $125 (90%)
  • Other public agencies
    $1 (1%)
  • Private organizations
    $9 (6%)
  • Monetized volunteer hours
    $3 (2%)
$139
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