La Plata, MD

30% of La Plata 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.

La Plata 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)
30
Adults (20 - 64)
31
Seniors (65+)
25
By Income (%)
High Income
29
Middle Income
30
Low Income
31
By Race/Ethnicity (%)
Native American*
36
Asian*
29
Black*
28
Hispanic
32
Pacific Islander*
36
White*
30
2 or More Races*
33
Other*
31
*Excludes those who report Hispanic origin (which is captured separately from race by the U.S. Census).
5% of La Plata’s land is used for parks and recreation.
National median 15%