Louisville, KY
2019 ParkScore® ranking: #81
Our analysis is based on four characteristics of an effective park system:
access, investment, acreage, and amenities.
How we calculated Louisville’s ParkScore rating:
Access
10 out of 100
Acreage
57.5 out of 100
Investment
25 out of 100
Amenities
60 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 Louisville meeting that goal?
38%
of residents live within a 10 minute walk of a park.
National average 54%
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
8%
of Louisville's city land is used for parks and recreation.
National median 15%
Where in Louisville are parks needed most?
Louisville has 169 parks
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Louisville Park Amenities Compared to the 100 Largest U.S. Cities
Basketball Hoops
41 st percentile
2.7 per 10,000 people
Dog Parks
54 th percentile
1.1 per 100,000 people
Playgrounds
59 th percentile
2.8 per 10,000 people
Bathrooms
91 st percentile
3.6 per 10,000 people
Recreation and Senior Centers
31 st percentile
0.6 per 20,000 people
Splashpads
92 nd percentile
5.4 per 100,000 people
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