Plano, Texas
Plano, Texas
15
How we calculate the Plano ParkScore® Rating

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

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Access
65
Acreage
74
Investment
100
Amenities
45
Equity
57
77% of Plano 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?
Plano residents who live within a 10-minute walk of a park
By Age (%)
Children (0 - 19)
78
Adults (20 - 64)
77
Seniors (65+)
76
By Income (%)
High Income
76
Middle Income
74
Low Income
74
Race/Ethnicity (%)
American Indian*
79
Asian*
78
Black*
74
Hispanic
76
Pacific Islander*
74
White*
77
2 or More Races*
78
Other*
78
*Excludes those that report Hispanic origin (which is captured separately from race by the U.S. Census).
How do park amenities measure up?
We compared Plano against the others to determine where it falls for spending per capita.
Basketball Hoops
73
5.2 per 10,000 people
Playgrounds
78
4.7 per 10,000 people
Rec & Senior Centers
18
0.3 per 20,000 people
Dog Parks
33
1 per 100,000 people
Bathrooms
45
1.5 per 10,000 people
Splashpads
22
0.7 per 100,000 people
How much is Plano investing in parks?
We compared Plano against the others to determine where it falls for spending per capita
Park Spending per Capita
  • City agency
    $218 (100%)
  • Other public agencies
    $0
  • Private organizations
    $13 (4%)
  • Monetized volunteer hours
    $9 (3%)
$334
Total Spending Per Capita
  • 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
A statement from Mayor Harry LaRosiliere
Mayor Harry LaRosilierehas pledged to adopt long-term, system-wide strategies to make sure every resident has access to all the benefots parks provide