Norfolk, VA
50
How we calculate the Norfolk ParkScore® Rating

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

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Access
62
Acreage
20
Investment
27
Amenities
77
Equity
78
75% of Norfolk 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?
Norfolk residents who live within a 10-minute walk of a park
By Age (%)
Children (0 - 19)
76
Adults (20 - 64)
73
Seniors (65+)
82
By Income (%)
High Income
82
Middle Income
81
Low Income
83
Race/Ethnicity (%)
American Indian*
73
Asian*
76
Black*
76
Hispanic
65
Pacific Islander*
74
White*
76
2 or More Races*
78
Other*
76
*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 46% 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 Norfolk against the others to determine where it falls for spending per capita.
Basketball Hoops
100
17 per 10,000 people
Playgrounds
100
6.6 per 10,000 people
Rec & Senior Centers
100
1.9 per 20,000 people
Dog Parks
100
2.8 per 100,000 people
Bathrooms
18
0.6 per 10,000 people
Splashpads
44
1.2 per 100,000 people
How much is Norfolk investing in parks?
We compared Norfolk against the others to determine where it falls for spending per capita
Park Spending per Capita
  • City agency
    $64 (97%)
  • Other public agencies
    $0 (%)
  • Private organizations
    $0 (%)
  • Monetized volunteer hours
    $2 (3%)
$66
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