Honolulu, HI
2020 ParkScore® ranking: #41
Our analysis is based on four characteristics of an effective park system:
access, investment, acreage, and amenities.
How we calculated Honolulu’s ParkScore rating:
69 out of 100
67 out of 100
39 out of 100
40 out of 100
How does it work?
Cities can earn a maximum ParkScore rating of 100.
In evaluating park systems, we include land owned by all public agencies within the 100 most populous U.S. cities that functions as a park. ParkScore index methodology
Everyone deserves a park within a 10-minute walk of home.
Is Honolulu meeting that goal?
of residents live within a 10 minute walk of a park.
National average 55%
Percent of residents within a
10-minute walk of a park by age
Children (0 - 19)
Adults (20 - 64)
Seniors (65+)
Percent of residents within a
10-minute walk of a park by income
Percent of residents within a 10-minute walk of a park by race/ethnicity
of Honolulu's city land is used for parks and recreation.
National median 15%
Where in Honolulu are parks needed most?
Honolulu has 446 parks
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Honolulu Park Amenities Compared to the 100 Largest U.S. Cities
Basketball Hoops
61 st percentile
3.7 per 10,000 people
Dog Parks
14 th percentile
0.5 per 100,000 people
13 th percentile
1.6 per 10,000 people
63 rd percentile
2.1 per 10,000 people
Recreation and Senior Centers
90 th percentile
1.6 per 20,000 people
8 th percentile
0 per 100,000 people
Mayor Kirk Caldwell has pledged to adopt long-term, system-wide strategies to make sure every Honolulu resident has access to all the benefits parks provide.
"I have endorsed the vision that everyone deserves a park or open space within a 10-minute walk of home." — Mayor Caldwell
Learn about the 10-Minute Walk campaign
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