Lincoln, NE
24
How we calculate the Lincoln ParkScore® Rating

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

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Access
86
Acreage
48
Investment
42
Amenities
66
Equity
65
91% of Lincoln 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?
Lincoln residents who live within a 10-minute walk of a park
By Age (%)
Children (0 - 19)
91
Adults (20 - 64)
90
Seniors (65+)
91
By Income (%)
High Income
90
Middle Income
91
Low Income
92
Race/Ethnicity (%)
American Indian*
91
Asian*
89
Black*
90
Hispanic
91
Pacific Islander*
92
White*
90
2 or More Races*
92
Other*
90
*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 Lincoln against the others to determine where it falls for spending per capita.
Basketball Hoops
100
8.9 per 10,000 people
Playgrounds
74
4.5 per 10,000 people
Rec & Senior Centers
47
0.8 per 20,000 people
Dog Parks
49
1.4 per 100,000 people
Bathrooms
100
4 per 10,000 people
Splashpads
23
0.7 per 100,000 people
How much is Lincoln investing in parks?
We compared Lincoln against the others to determine where it falls for spending per capita
Park Spending per Capita
  • City agency
    $85 (90%)
  • Other public agencies
    $0 (%)
  • Private organizations
    $8 (9%)
  • Monetized volunteer hours
    $1 (1%)
$94
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