Minneapolis, MN
5
How we calculate the Minneapolis ParkScore® Rating

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

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Access
98
Acreage
62
Investment
100
Amenities
74
Equity
59
98% of Minneapolis 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?
Minneapolis residents who live within a 10-minute walk of a park
By Age (%)
Children (0 - 19)
98
Adults (20 - 64)
98
Seniors (65+)
99
By Income (%)
High Income
99
Middle Income
98
Low Income
98
Race/Ethnicity (%)
American Indian*
98
Asian*
97
Black*
99
Hispanic
99
Pacific Islander*
98
White*
98
2 or More Races*
98
Other*
97
*Excludes those that report Hispanic origin (which is captured separately from race by the U.S. Census).
How do park amenities measure up?
We compared Minneapolis against the others to determine where it falls for spending per capita.
Basketball Hoops
44
3.4 per 10,000 people
Playgrounds
65
4 per 10,000 people
Rec & Senior Centers
100
2.3 per 20,000 people
Dog Parks
61
1.6 per 100,000 people
Bathrooms
73
2.3 per 10,000 people
Splashpads
100
4.4 per 100,000 people
How much is Minneapolis investing in parks?
We compared Minneapolis against the others to determine where it falls for spending per capita
Park Spending per Capita
  • City agency
    $296 (93%)
  • Other public agencies
    $0 (%)
  • Private organizations
    $14 (4%)
  • Monetized volunteer hours
    $8 (3%)
$317
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.