Dayton, OH
78% of Dayton residents live
within a 10-minute walk of a park
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.
Is Dayton meeting that goal?
78%
of residents live within a 10 minute walk of a park.
Median for the 100 ParkScore® cities: 75%
Median for the 14,000 cities and towns in our ParkServe® database: 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

*Excludes those that report Hispanic origin (which is captured separately from race by the U.S. Census).

7%
of Dayton's city land is used for parks and recreation.
Median for 100 ParkScore® cities: 19%
Median for all 14,000 cities and towns in our ParkServe® database: 15%
Where in Dayton Are Parks Needed Most?
Dayton Has 83 Parks
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Mayor Nan Whaley has pledged to adopt long-term, system-wide strategies to make sure every Dayton resident has access to all the benefits parks provide.
"I have endorsed the vision that everyone should have a park or open space within a 10-minute walk of home." — Mayor Whaley
Learn about the 10-Minute Walk campaign
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You believe we all need access to great parks. We can help you reach that goal.
Contact Sean Terry, Ohio State Director at the Trust for Public Land
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We’re Helping People Connect with Nature Near You
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Glen Helen Nature Preserve in Yellow Springs, Ohio had been saved many times from development before TPL stepped in to help Antioch College forever preserve this resource.

Colonel Charles Young

We helped protect the historic home of Colonel Charles Young, first African American Colonel in the United States Army.

Timberman Ridge, Ohio. Photo: Neal Hess

The Trust for Public Land worked with local partners to protect these 254 acres of former farmland and connect it with the adjacent Forest Run Wildlife Preserve.