Los Angeles, CA
2020 ParkScore® ranking: #49
Our analysis is based on four characteristics of an effective park system:
access, investment, acreage, and amenities.
How we calculated Los Angeles’s ParkScore rating:
Access
51 out of 100
Acreage
56 out of 100
Investment
49 out of 100
Amenities
43 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 Los Angeles meeting that goal?
%
of residents live within a 10 minute walk of a park.
National average 55%
%
of Los Angeles's city land is used for parks and recreation.
National median 15%
Where in Los Angeles are parks needed most?
Los Angeles has parks
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Los Angeles Park Amenities Compared to the 100 Largest U.S. Cities
Basketball Hoops
88 th percentile
6.8 per 10,000 people
Dog Parks
26 th percentile
0.7 per 100,000 people
Playgrounds
56 th percentile
2.9 per 10,000 people
Bathrooms
24 th percentile
1 per 10,000 people
Recreation and Senior Centers
43 rd percentile
0.7 per 20,000 people
Splashpads
26 th percentile
0.7 per 100,000 people
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Mayor Eric Garcetti has pledged to adopt long-term, system-wide strategies to make sure every Los Angeles 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 Garcetti
Learn about the 10-Minute Walk campaign
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Contact Guillermo Rodriguez, California State Director at the Trust for Public Land
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