Pittsburgh, PA
2019 ParkScore® ranking: #22
Our analysis is based on four characteristics of an effective park system:
access, investment, acreage, and amenities.
How we calculated Pittsburgh’s ParkScore rating:
Access
87.5 out of 100
Acreage
35 out of 100
Investment
62.5 out of 100
Amenities
77.5 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
Everyone deserves a park within a 10-minute walk of home.
Is Pittsburgh meeting that goal?
91%
of residents live within a 10 minute walk of a park.
National average 54%
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
10%
of Pittsburgh's city land is used for parks and recreation.
National median 15%
Where in Pittsburgh are parks needed most?
Pittsburgh has 235 parks
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Pittsburgh Park Amenities Compared to the 100 Largest U.S. Cities
Basketball Hoops
76 th percentile
4.7 per 10,000 people
Dog Parks
84 th percentile
2.3 per 100,000 people
Playgrounds
80 th percentile
3.8 per 10,000 people
Bathrooms
8 th percentile
0.6 per 10,000 people
Recreation and Senior Centers
93 rd percentile
1.7 per 20,000 people
Splashpads
97 th percentile
8.7 per 100,000 people
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Mayor Bill Peduto has pledged to adopt long-term, system-wide strategies to make sure every Pittsburgh resident has access to all the benefits parks provide.
"I have endorsed the vision that everyone deserves a park or open space within a 10-minute walk of home." — Mayor Peduto
Learn about the 10-Minute Walk campaign
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