Newark, NJ
47
How we calculate the Newark ParkScore® Rating

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

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Access
91
Acreage
14
Investment
31
Amenities
39
Equity
95
94% of Newark 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?
Newark residents who live within a 10-minute walk of a park
By Age (%)
Children (0 - 19)
96
Adults (20 - 64)
93
Seniors (65+)
95
By Income (%)
High Income
94
Middle Income
95
Low Income
96
Race/Ethnicity (%)
American Indian*
95
Asian*
99
Black*
90
Hispanic
97
Pacific Islander*
100
White*
97
2 or More Races*
96
Other*
99
*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 45% more 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 Newark against the others to determine where it falls for spending per capita.
Basketball Hoops
34
2.8 per 10,000 people
Playgrounds
3
1.1 per 10,000 people
Rec & Senior Centers
69
1.1 per 20,000 people
Dog Parks
4
0.4 per 100,000 people
Bathrooms
31
1.1 per 10,000 people
Splashpads
93
2.5 per 100,000 people
How much is Newark investing in parks?
We compared Newark against the others to determine where it falls for spending per capita
Park Spending per Capita
  • City agency
    $39 (53%)
  • Other public agencies
    $34 (46%)
  • Private organizations
    $0 (%)
  • Monetized volunteer hours
    $1 (1%)
$74
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.