Louisville, KY
90
How we calculate the Louisville-Jefferson County ParkScore® Rating

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

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Access
6
Acreage
53
Investment
32
Amenities
61
Equity
28
39% of Louisville-Jefferson County 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?
Louisville-Jefferson County residents who live within a 10-minute walk of a park
By Age (%)
Children (0 - 19)
38
Adults (20 - 64)
40
Seniors (65+)
37
By Income (%)
High Income
31
Middle Income
37
Low Income
49
Race/Ethnicity (%)
American Indian*
43
Asian*
29
Black*
57
Hispanic
31
Pacific Islander*
35
White*
33
2 or More Races*
42
Other*
37
*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 68% 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 Louisville-Jefferson County against the others to determine where it falls for spending per capita.
Basketball Hoops
33
2.8 per 10,000 people
Playgrounds
51
3.4 per 10,000 people
Rec & Senior Centers
35
0.6 per 20,000 people
Dog Parks
45
1.3 per 100,000 people
Bathrooms
100
3.6 per 10,000 people
Splashpads
100
6.2 per 100,000 people
How much is Louisville-Jefferson County investing in parks?
We compared Louisville-Jefferson County against the others to determine where it falls for spending per capita
Park Spending per Capita
  • City agency
    $52 (69%)
  • Other public agencies
    $0 (%)
  • Private organizations
    $22 (29%)
  • Monetized volunteer hours
    $1 (1%)
$75
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