Orlando, FL
2020 ParkScore® ranking: #52
Our analysis is based on four characteristics of an effective park system:
access, investment, acreage, and amenities.
How we calculated Orlando’s ParkScore rating:
Access
45 out of 100
Acreage
29 out of 100
Investment
65 out of 100
Amenities
55 out of 100
How does it work?
Cities can earn a maximum ParkScore rating of 100.
In evaluating park systems, we include land owned by all public agencies 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
6%
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
77 th percentile
5 per 10,000 people
Dog Parks
45 th percentile
1 per 100,000 people
Playgrounds
27 th percentile
2 per 10,000 people
Bathrooms
94 th percentile
4.2 per 10,000 people
Recreation and Senior Centers
82 nd percentile
1.4 per 20,000 people
Splashpads
8 th percentile
0 per 100,000 people
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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
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