Friendswood, TX

42% of Friendswood residents live within a 10-minute walk of a park.
Median City, 100 most populous U.S. cities: 74%
Median City, all urban cities and towns in U.S.: 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.

Friendswood residents who live within a 10-minute walk of a park
The average distance most people are willing to walk to reach a destination is 10-minutes or roughly half a mile. The 10-minute walk standard helps us examine the availability of parks close to home.
By Age (%)
Children (0 - 19)
42
Adults (20 - 64)
42
Seniors (65+)
44
By Income (%)
High Income
40
Middle Income
49
Low Income
51
By Race/Ethnicity (%)
Native American*
41
Asian*
35
Black*
53
Hispanic
51
Pacific Islander*
59
White*
40
2 or More Races*
44
Other*
40
*Excludes those who report Hispanic origin (which is captured separately from race by the U.S. Census).
4% of Friendswood’s land is used for parks and recreation.
National median 15%
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.