Indianapolis, IN
How we calculate the Indianapolis ParkScore® Rating

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

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36% of Indianapolis 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?
Indianapolis residents who live within a 10-minute walk of a park
By Age (%)
Children (0 - 19)
35
Adults (20 - 64)
37
Seniors (65+)
34
By Income (%)
High Income
32
Middle Income
34
Low Income
40
Race/Ethnicity (%)
American Indian*
42
Asian*
27
Black*
43
Hispanic
38
Pacific Islander*
38
White*
32
2 or More Races*
36
Other*
35
*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
How do park amenities measure up?
We compared Indianapolis against the others to determine where it falls for spending per capita.
Basketball Hoops
per 10,000 people
Playgrounds
per 10,000 people
Rec & Senior Centers
per 20,000 people
Dog Parks
per 100,000 people
Bathrooms
per 10,000 people
Splashpads
per 100,000 people
How much is Indianapolis investing in parks?
We compared Indianapolis against the others to determine where it falls for spending per capita
Park Spending per Capita
  • City agency
    $0 (%)
  • Other public agencies
    $0 (%)
  • Private organizations
    $0 (%)
  • Monetized volunteer hours
    $0 (%)
$0
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