Buffalo, NY
2020 ParkScore® ranking: #43
Our analysis is based on four characteristics of an effective park system:
access, investment, acreage, and amenities.
How we calculated Buffalo’s ParkScore rating:
Access
85 out of 100
Acreage
21 out of 100
Investment
44 out of 100
Amenities
62 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
Everyone deserves a park within a 10-minute walk of home.
Is Buffalo meeting that goal?
90%
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
8%
of Buffalo's city land is used for parks and recreation.
National median 15%
Where in Buffalo are parks needed most?
Buffalo has 346 parks
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Buffalo Park Amenities Compared to the 100 Largest U.S. Cities
Basketball Hoops
86 th percentile
6.3 per 10,000 people
Dog Parks
31 st percentile
0.8 per 100,000 people
Playgrounds
43 rd percentile
2.3 per 10,000 people
Bathrooms
67 th percentile
2.3 per 10,000 people
Recreation and Senior Centers
44 th percentile
0.7 per 20,000 people
Splashpads
85 th percentile
4.2 per 100,000 people
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Mayor Byron Brown has pledged to adopt long-term, system-wide strategies to make sure every Buffalo resident has access to all the benefits parks provide.
"I have endorsed the vision that everyone deserves a park or open space within a 10-minute walk of home." — Mayor Brown
Learn about the 10-Minute Walk campaign
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