Des Plaines, IL
92% of Des Plaines 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?
Des Plaines residents who live within a 10-minute walk of a park
By Age (%)
Children (0 - 19)
92
Adults (20 - 64)
92
Seniors (65+)
91
By Income (%)
High Income
93
Middle Income
92
Low Income
92
Race/Ethnicity (%)
American Indian*
86
Asian*
90
Black*
93
Hispanic
91
Pacific Islander*
92
White*
92
2 or More Races*
93
Other*
93
*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
Make the Commitment
Pledge to make parks a priority!
Everyone should have access to a quality park within a 10-minute walk of home. Our 10-Minute Walk™ Program calls on mayors to demonstrate their commitment to parks and adopt long-term, system-wide strategies that accelerate the creation of parks.