Charlotte, NC
38% of Charlotte residents live
within a 10-minute walk of a park
Everyone deserves a park within a 10-minute walk of home.
Is Charlotte meeting that goal?
38%
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
5%
of Charlotte's city land is used for parks and recreation.
National median 15%
Where in Charlotte are parks needed most?
Charlotte has 216 parks
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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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