Long Beach, CA
41
How we calculate the Long Beach ParkScore® Rating

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

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Access
76
Acreage
34
Investment
72
Amenities
56
Equity
41
84% of Long Beach 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?
Long Beach residents who live within a 10-minute walk of a park
By Age (%)
Children (0 - 19)
84
Adults (20 - 64)
85
Seniors (65+)
82
By Income (%)
High Income
81
Middle Income
85
Low Income
88
Race/Ethnicity (%)
American Indian*
85
Asian*
85
Black*
86
Hispanic
86
Pacific Islander*
83
White*
80
2 or More Races*
83
Other*
85
*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 86% less 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 Long Beach against the others to determine where it falls for spending per capita.
Basketball Hoops
44
3.4 per 10,000 people
Playgrounds
12
1.5 per 10,000 people
Rec & Senior Centers
84
1.3 per 20,000 people
Dog Parks
92
2.3 per 100,000 people
Bathrooms
100
3.5 per 10,000 people
Splashpads
1
0 per 100,000 people
How much is Long Beach investing in parks?
We compared Long Beach against the others to determine where it falls for spending per capita
Park Spending per Capita
  • City agency
    $136 (93%)
  • Other public agencies
    $0 (%)
  • Private organizations
    $1 (1%)
  • Monetized volunteer hours
    $10 (7%)
$147
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.