Long Beach, CA
2020 ParkScore® ranking: #23
Our analysis is based on four characteristics of an effective park system:
access, investment, acreage, and amenities.
How we calculated Long Beach’s ParkScore rating:
Access
76 out of 100
Acreage
39 out of 100
Investment
100 out of 100
Amenities
50 out of 100
How does it work?
Cities can earn a maximum ParkScore rating of 100.
In evaluating park systems, we include land owned by all public agencies within the 100 most populous U.S. cities that functions as a park. ParkScore index methodology
Everyone deserves a park within a 10-minute walk of home.
Is Long Beach meeting that goal?
84%
of residents live within a 10 minute walk of a park.
National average 55%
Percent of residents within a
10-minute walk of a park by age
Children (0 - 19)
Adults (20 - 64)
Seniors (65+)
Percent of residents within a
10-minute walk of a park by income
Percent of residents within a 10-minute walk of a park by race/ethnicity
10%
of Long Beach's city land is used for parks and recreation.
National median 15%
Where in Long Beach are parks needed most?
Long Beach has 169 parks
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Long Beach Park Amenities Compared to the 100 Largest U.S. Cities
Basketball Hoops
10 th percentile
1.6 per 10,000 people
Dog Parks
81 st percentile
2.1 per 100,000 people
Playgrounds
8 th percentile
1.4 per 10,000 people
Bathrooms
91 st percentile
3.7 per 10,000 people
Recreation and Senior Centers
78 th percentile
1.3 per 20,000 people
Splashpads
11 th percentile
0.2 per 100,000 people
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Mayor Robert Garcia has pledged to adopt long-term, system-wide strategies to make sure every Long Beach resident has access to all the benefits parks provide.
"I have endorsed the vision that everyone deserves a park or open space within a 10-minute walk of home." — Mayor Garcia
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