Chesapeake, VA
62
How we calculate the Chesapeake ParkScore® Rating

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

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Access
18
Acreage
83
Investment
41
Amenities
59
Equity
37
46% of Chesapeake 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?
Chesapeake residents who live within a 10-minute walk of a park
By Age (%)
Children (0 - 19)
48
Adults (20 - 64)
46
Seniors (65+)
46
By Income (%)
High Income
42
Middle Income
49
Low Income
54
Race/Ethnicity (%)
American Indian*
44
Asian*
44
Black*
56
Hispanic
46
Pacific Islander*
48
White*
41
2 or More Races*
47
Other*
46
*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% less 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 Chesapeake against the others to determine where it falls for spending per capita.
Basketball Hoops
100
12 per 10,000 people
Playgrounds
57
3.7 per 10,000 people
Rec & Senior Centers
73
1.1 per 20,000 people
Dog Parks
77
2 per 100,000 people
Bathrooms
32
1.1 per 10,000 people
Splashpads
12
0.4 per 100,000 people
How much is Chesapeake investing in parks?
We compared Chesapeake against the others to determine where it falls for spending per capita
Park Spending per Capita
  • City agency
    $72 (78%)
  • Other public agencies
    $0 (%)
  • Private organizations
    $0 (%)
  • Monetized volunteer hours
    $20 (22%)
$92
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