Phoenix, AZ
84
How we calculate the Phoenix ParkScore® Rating

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

Download the Full Park Summary

Explore the Custom Rank Application

Access
23
Acreage
89
Investment
39
Amenities
21
Equity
24
50% of Phoenix 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?
Phoenix residents who live within a 10-minute walk of a park
By Age (%)
Children (0 - 19)
50
Adults (20 - 64)
50
Seniors (65+)
49
By Income (%)
High Income
46
Middle Income
49
Low Income
52
Race/Ethnicity (%)
American Indian*
54
Asian*
44
Black*
55
Hispanic
53
Pacific Islander*
48
White*
46
2 or More Races*
48
Other*
49
*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% 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 Phoenix against the others to determine where it falls for spending per capita.
Basketball Hoops
33
2.8 per 10,000 people
Playgrounds
1
1 per 10,000 people
Rec & Senior Centers
22
0.4 per 20,000 people
Dog Parks
21
0.7 per 100,000 people
Bathrooms
28
1 per 10,000 people
Splashpads
23
0.7 per 100,000 people
How much is Phoenix investing in parks?
We compared Phoenix against the others to determine where it falls for spending per capita
Park Spending per Capita
  • City agency
    $86 (98%)
  • Other public agencies
    $0 (%)
  • Private organizations
    $0 (%)
  • Monetized volunteer hours
    $1 (1%)
$88
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