Boise, ID
2020 ParkScore® ranking: #21
Our analysis is based on four characteristics of an effective park system:
access, investment, acreage, and amenities.
How we calculated Boise’s ParkScore rating:
53 out of 100
57 out of 100
98 out of 100
61 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
We're working to ensure there's a park within a 10-minute walk of home
of every person, in every neighborhood, in every city across America.
Is Boise meeting that goal?
of residents live within a 10 minute walk of a park.
National average 55%
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
of Boise's city land is used for parks and recreation.
National median 15%
Where in Boise are parks needed most?
Boise has 144 parks
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Boise Park Amenities Compared to the 100 Largest U.S. Cities
Basketball Hoops
25 th percentile
2.2 per 10,000 people
Dog Parks
100 th percentile
6 per 100,000 people
70 th percentile
3.4 per 10,000 people
81 st percentile
2.8 per 10,000 people
Recreation and Senior Centers
71 st percentile
1 per 20,000 people
37 th percentile
0.9 per 100,000 people
Our 10-Minute Walk campaign calls on mayors to demonstrate their commitment to parks and adopt long-term, system-wide strategies to ensure every resident has a great park close to home.
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