Orlando, FL
66
How we calculate the Orlando ParkScore® Rating

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

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Access
46
Acreage
25
Investment
66
Amenities
53
Equity
39
65% of Orlando 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?
Orlando residents who live within a 10-minute walk of a park
By Age (%)
Children (0 - 19)
63
Adults (20 - 64)
65
Seniors (65+)
68
By Income (%)
High Income
70
Middle Income
64
Low Income
64
Race/Ethnicity (%)
American Indian*
63
Asian*
62
Black*
69
Hispanic
54
Pacific Islander*
59
White*
71
2 or More Races*
65
Other*
59
*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 47% less 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 Orlando against the others to determine where it falls for spending per capita.
Basketball Hoops
72
5.2 per 10,000 people
Playgrounds
22
2 per 10,000 people
Rec & Senior Centers
82
1.3 per 20,000 people
Dog Parks
33
1 per 100,000 people
Bathrooms
100
3.9 per 10,000 people
Splashpads
9
0.3 per 100,000 people
How much is Orlando investing in parks?
We compared Orlando against the others to determine where it falls for spending per capita
Park Spending per Capita
  • City agency
    $134 (99%)
  • Other public agencies
    $1 (1%)
  • Private organizations
    $0 (%)
  • Monetized volunteer hours
    $1 (1%)
$136
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
A statement from Mayor Buddy Dyer
Mayor Buddy Dyer has pledged to adopt long-term, system-wide strategies to make sure every resident has access to all the benefits parks provide.