Lexington, KY
60
How we calculate the Lexington ParkScore® Rating

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

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Access
48
Acreage
52
Investment
29
Amenities
50
Equity
64
64% of Lexington 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?
Lexington residents who live within a 10-minute walk of a park
By Age (%)
Children (0 - 19)
63
Adults (20 - 64)
64
Seniors (65+)
63
By Income (%)
High Income
59
Middle Income
66
Low Income
72
Race/Ethnicity (%)
American Indian*
65
Asian*
60
Black*
69
Hispanic
69
Pacific Islander*
63
White*
62
2 or More Races*
65
Other*
61
*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 6% more 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 Lexington against the others to determine where it falls for spending per capita.
Basketball Hoops
55
4.1 per 10,000 people
Playgrounds
48
3.3 per 10,000 people
Rec & Senior Centers
39
0.6 per 20,000 people
Dog Parks
72
1.9 per 100,000 people
Bathrooms
41
1.4 per 10,000 people
Splashpads
45
1.3 per 100,000 people
How much is Lexington investing in parks?
We compared Lexington against the others to determine where it falls for spending per capita
Park Spending per Capita
  • City agency
    $67 (94%)
  • Other public agencies
    $0 (%)
  • Private organizations
    $0 (%)
  • Monetized volunteer hours
    $3 (4%)
$71
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