Irvine, CA
8
How we calculate the Irvine ParkScore® Rating

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

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Access
83
Acreage
77
Investment
93
Amenities
68
Equity
62
89% of Irvine 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?
Irvine residents who live within a 10-minute walk of a park
By Age (%)
Children (0 - 19)
91
Adults (20 - 64)
87
Seniors (65+)
90
By Income (%)
High Income
87
Middle Income
86
Low Income
85
Race/Ethnicity (%)
American Indian*
86
Asian*
90
Black*
86
Hispanic
86
Pacific Islander*
83
White*
88
2 or More Races*
90
Other*
92
*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 Irvine against the others to determine where it falls for spending per capita.
Basketball Hoops
100
17.1 per 10,000 people
Playgrounds
68
4.2 per 10,000 people
Rec & Senior Centers
100
1.7 per 20,000 people
Dog Parks
20
0.7 per 100,000 people
Bathrooms
98
3.1 per 10,000 people
Splashpads
24
0.7 per 100,000 people
How much is Irvine investing in parks?
We compared Irvine against the others to determine where it falls for spending per capita
Park Spending per Capita
  • City agency
    $155 (84%)
  • Other public agencies
    $8 (4%)
  • Private organizations
    $14 (8%)
  • Monetized volunteer hours
    $8 (4%)
$185
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
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.