Fresno, California
Fresno, California
97
How we calculate the Fresno ParkScore® Rating

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

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Access
51
Acreage
15
Investment
22
Amenities
36
Equity
41
68% of Fresno 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?
Fresno residents who live within a 10-minute walk of a park
By Age (%)
Children (0 - 19)
68
Adults (20 - 64)
68
Seniors (65+)
67
By Income (%)
High Income
68
Middle Income
65
Low Income
66
Race/Ethnicity (%)
American Indian*
65
Asian*
71
Black*
67
Hispanic
68
Pacific Islander*
63
White*
66
2 or More Races*
67
Other*
70
*Excludes those that report Hispanic origin (which is captured separately from race by the U.S. Census).
How do park amenities measure up?
We compared Fresno against the others to determine where it falls for spending per capita.
Basketball Hoops
63
4.6 per 10,000 people
Playgrounds
14
1.6 per 10,000 people
Rec & Senior Centers
37
0.6 per 20,000 people
Dog Parks
38
1.1 per 100,000 people
Bathrooms
28
1 per 10,000 people
Splashpads
33
0.9 per 100,000 people
How much is Fresno investing in parks?
We compared Fresno against the others to determine where it falls for spending per capita
PARK SPENDING PER CAPITA
  • City agency
    $57 (100%)
  • Other public agencies
    $0
  • Private organizations
    $13 (4%)
  • Monetized volunteer hours
    $9 (3%)
$334
Total Spending Per Capita
  • National Averages, Spending Per Capita:
  • City agency: $81 (85%)
  • Other public agencies: $6 (6%)
  • Private organizations: $5 (5%)
  • Monetized volunteer hours: $4 (4%)
  • TOTAL: $96