Detroit, MI
57
How we calculate the Detroit ParkScore® Rating

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

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Access
75
Acreage
21
Investment
36
Amenities
49
Equity
71
83% of Detroit 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?
Detroit residents who live within a 10-minute walk of a park
By Age (%)
Children (0 - 19)
82
Adults (20 - 64)
84
Seniors (65+)
84
By Income (%)
High Income
85
Middle Income
84
Low Income
84
Race/Ethnicity (%)
American Indian*
84
Asian*
92
Black*
83
Hispanic
82
Pacific Islander*
80
White*
84
2 or More Races*
83
Other*
85
*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 42% 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 Detroit against the others to determine where it falls for spending per capita.
Basketball Hoops
79
5.6 per 10,000 people
Playgrounds
77
4.6 per 10,000 people
Rec & Senior Centers
31
0.5 per 20,000 people
Dog Parks
36
1.1 per 100,000 people
Bathrooms
12
0.5 per 10,000 people
Splashpads
61
1.7 per 100,000 people
How much is Detroit investing in parks?
We compared Detroit against the others to determine where it falls for spending per capita
Park Spending per Capita
  • City agency
    $55 (67%)
  • Other public agencies
    $0 (%)
  • Private organizations
    $27 (33%)
  • Monetized volunteer hours
    $0 (%)
$82
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
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.