Orlando, FL
2021 ParkScore® ranking: #62
Our analysis is based on five characteristics of an effective park system:
access, investment, acreage, amenities, and equity.
How we calculated Orlando’s ParkScore rating:
Access
45 out of 100
Acreage
28 out of 100
Investment
62 out of 100
Amenities
53 out of 100
Equity
40 out of 100
How does it work?
Cities can earn a maximum ParkScore rating of 100 points,
calculated as an average of their points for each of the
five categories. In evaluating park systems, we include
all publicly accessible land within the 100 most populous
U.S. cities that functions as a park. ParkScore index methodology
We're working to ensure there's a park within a 10-minute walk of home
of every person, in every neighborhood, in every city across America.
Is Orlando meeting that goal?
64%
of residents live within a 10 minute walk of a park.
National average 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).

Park Space Per Person by Race/Ethnicity Relative to City Median

Selected Findings:

Residents in neighborhoods of color have access to 7% more park space per person than the city median and 37% less than those in white neighborhoods.

Any Census-designated race/ethnicity not shown above does not meet the minimum threshold to be displayed.

Park Space per Person By Income Relative to the City Median

Selected Findings:

Residents in low-income neighborhoods have access to 15% more park space per person than the city median and 29% less than those in high-income neighborhoods.

5%
of Orlando's city land is used for parks and recreation.
National median 15%
Where in Orlando are parks needed most?
Orlando has 238 parks
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Orlando Park Amenities Compared to the 100 Largest U.S. Cities
Basketball Hoops
76 th percentile
4.9 per 10,000 people
Dog Parks
40 th percentile
1 per 100,000 people
Playgrounds
27 th percentile
2 per 10,000 people
Bathrooms
93 rd percentile
3.8 per 10,000 people
Recreation and Senior Centers
82 nd percentile
1.4 per 20,000 people
Splashpads
9 th percentile
0 per 100,000 people
Orlando’s Park Spending Per Capita
Orlando’s total spending per capita: $126
National Averages, Spending Per Capita:
City agency: $81 (85%)
Other public agencies: $6 (6%)
Private organizations: $5 (5%)
Monetized volunteer hours: $4 (4%)
TOTAL: $96
Mayor Buddy Dyer has pledged to adopt long-term, system-wide strategies to make sure every Orlando resident has access to all the benefits parks provide.
"I have endorsed the vision that evryone should have a park or open space within a 10-minute walk of home." — Mayor Dyer
Learn about the 10-Minute Walk campaign
We’re helping people connect with nature near you
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This 0.72-mile-long corridor, located north of Lake Highland and known as The Dinky Line, runs between the city’s downtown urban core and Loch Haven Park—home to art museums, performing arts theaters and a science center.

Lake Eola Park, Florida

The Trust for Public Land is helping the city of Orlando expand the city's well-loved Lake Enola Park.

Fort Brooke Park, Florida

The Trust for Public Land purchased this park land for downtown Tampa in 1999, the first site acquired as part of the city's plan to integrate its waterfront parks into a connected system.