Glendale, AZ
88
How we calculate the Glendale ParkScore® Rating

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

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Access
62
Acreage
31
Investment
19
Amenities
33
Equity
43
75% of Glendale 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?
Glendale residents who live within a 10-minute walk of a park
By Age (%)
Children (0 - 19)
74
Adults (20 - 64)
74
Seniors (65+)
77
By Income (%)
High Income
74
Middle Income
74
Low Income
74
Race/Ethnicity (%)
American Indian*
75
Asian*
71
Black*
72
Hispanic
77
Pacific Islander*
70
White*
74
2 or More Races*
72
Other*
72
*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 64% 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 Glendale against the others to determine where it falls for spending per capita.
Basketball Hoops
34
2.8 per 10,000 people
Playgrounds
38
2.8 per 10,000 people
Rec & Senior Centers
23
0.4 per 20,000 people
Dog Parks
42
1.2 per 100,000 people
Bathrooms
19
0.7 per 10,000 people
Splashpads
44
1.2 per 100,000 people
How much is Glendale investing in parks?
We compared Glendale against the others to determine where it falls for spending per capita
Park Spending per Capita
  • City agency
    $51 (100%)
  • Other public agencies
    $0 (%)
  • Private organizations
    $0 (%)
  • Monetized volunteer hours
    $1 (2%)
$51
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