Charlotte/Mecklenburg County, NC
2019 ParkScore® ranking: #96
Our analysis is based on four characteristics of an effective park system:
access, investment, acreage, and amenities.
How we calculated Charlotte/Mecklenburg County’s ParkScore rating:
Access
7.5 out of 100
Acreage
62.5 out of 100
Investment
17.5 out of 100
Amenities
27.5 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 Charlotte/Mecklenburg County meeting that goal?
36%
of residents live within a 10 minute walk of a park.
National average 54%
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
6%
of Charlotte/Mecklenburg County's city land is used for parks and recreation.
National median 15%
Where in Charlotte/Mecklenburg County are parks needed most?
Charlotte/Mecklenburg County has 332 parks
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Charlotte/Mecklenburg County Park Amenities Compared to the 100 Largest U.S. Cities
Basketball Hoops
62 nd percentile
3.7 per 10,000 people
Dog Parks
21 st percentile
0.5 per 100,000 people
Playgrounds
30 th percentile
2.1 per 10,000 people
Bathrooms
7 th percentile
0.5 per 10,000 people
Recreation and Senior Centers
24 th percentile
0.5 per 20,000 people
Splashpads
34 th percentile
0.7 per 100,000 people
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