New Orleans, LA
38
How we calculate the New Orleans ParkScore® Rating

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

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Access
70
Acreage
56
Investment
59
Amenities
46
Equity
51
80% of New Orleans 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?
New Orleans residents who live within a 10-minute walk of a park
By Age (%)
Children (0 - 19)
77
Adults (20 - 64)
81
Seniors (65+)
82
By Income (%)
High Income
83
Middle Income
82
Low Income
81
Race/Ethnicity (%)
American Indian*
80
Asian*
62
Black*
77
Hispanic
84
Pacific Islander*
84
White*
87
2 or More Races*
81
Other*
79
*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 New Orleans against the others to determine where it falls for spending per capita.
Basketball Hoops
41
3.2 per 10,000 people
Playgrounds
81
4.8 per 10,000 people
Rec & Senior Centers
45
0.7 per 20,000 people
Dog Parks
22
0.8 per 100,000 people
Bathrooms
81
2.6 per 10,000 people
Splashpads
6
0.3 per 100,000 people
How much is New Orleans investing in parks?
We compared New Orleans against the others to determine where it falls for spending per capita
Park Spending per Capita
  • City agency
    $52 (42%)
  • Other public agencies
    $69 (56%)
  • Private organizations
    $1 (1%)
  • Monetized volunteer hours
    $2 (2%)
$123
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