Cincinnati, OH
2020 ParkScore® ranking: #5
Our analysis is based on four characteristics of an effective park system:
access, investment, acreage, and amenities.
How we calculated Cincinnati’s ParkScore rating:
74 out of 100
56 out of 100
100 out of 100
93 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 Cincinnati 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 Cincinnati's city land is used for parks and recreation.
National median 15%
Where in Cincinnati are parks needed most?
Cincinnati has 306 parks
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Cincinnati Park Amenities Compared to the 100 Largest U.S. Cities
Basketball Hoops
94 th percentile
8.7 per 10,000 people
Dog Parks
69 th percentile
1.6 per 100,000 people
98 th percentile
4.9 per 10,000 people
88 th percentile
3.2 per 10,000 people
Recreation and Senior Centers
86 th percentile
1.5 per 20,000 people
87 th percentile
4.5 per 100,000 people
Mayor John Cranley has pledged to adopt long-term, system-wide strategies to make sure every Cincinnati resident has access to all the benefits parks provide.
"I have endorsed the vision that evryone should have a park or open space within a 10-minute walk of home." — Mayor Cranley
Learn about the 10-Minute Walk campaign
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