Oklahoma City, OK
2022 Trust for Public Land ParkScore® Ranking: #96
Oklahoma City’s ranking is based on five characteristics of an effective park system:
access, investment, acreage, amenities, and equity.
How We Calculated Oklahoma City’s ParkScore® Rating:
Access
13 out of 100
Acreage
31 out of 100
Investment
32 out of 100
Amenities
37 out of 100
Equity
62 out of 100
How does it work?
Each of the 100 most-populous U.S. cities is awarded points
for 14 measures across the five categories listed above (Access,
Acreage, Investment, Amenities, Equity). The average of those
five category scores give each city its ParkScore® rating.
In evaluating a city's park systems, we consider any
publicly accessible land that functions as a park. ParkScore index methodology
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.
Is Oklahoma City meeting that goal?
43%
of residents live within a 10 minute walk of a park.
Median for the 100 ParkScore® cities: 75%
Median for the 14,000 cities and towns in our ParkServe® database: 55%
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

*Excludes those that report Hispanic origin (which is captured separately from race by the U.S. Census).

Nearby park space by race/ethnicity

Additional Findings:

Residents in neighborhoods where most people identify as a person of color have access to 353% 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.

Nearby park space by income

Additional Findings:

Residents in low-income neighborhoods have access to 220% more park space per person than those in high-income neighborhoods.

5%
of Oklahoma City's city land is used for parks and recreation.
Median for 100 ParkScore® cities: 19%
Median for all 14,000 cities and towns in our ParkServe® database: 15%
Where in Oklahoma City Are Parks Needed Most?
Oklahoma City Has 260 Parks
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Oklahoma City Park Amenities Compared to the 100 Most-Populous U.S. Cities
Basketball Hoops
19 points out of 100
1.9 per 10,000 people
Dog Parks
8 points out of 100
0.4 per 100,000 people
Playgrounds
22 points out of 100
2 per 10,000 people
Bathrooms
31 points out of 100
1.1 per 10,000 people
Recreation and Senior Centers
41 points out of 100
0.7 per 20,000 people
Splashpads
100 points out of 100
3.6 per 100,000 people
Oklahoma City’s Park Spending Per Capita
Oklahoma City’s total spending per capita: $74
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
Mayor David Holt has pledged to adopt long-term, system-wide strategies to make sure every Oklahoma City resident has access to all the benefits parks provide.
"I have endorsed the vision that everyone should have a park or open space within a 10-minute walk of home." — Mayor Holt
Learn about the 10-Minute Walk campaign