Portland, ME
88% of Portland residents live
within a 10-minute walk of a park
Everyone deserves a park within a 10-minute walk of home.
Is Portland meeting that goal?
88%
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
7%
of Portland's city land is used for parks and recreation.
National median 15%
Where in Portland are parks needed most?
Portland has 105 parks
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Mayor Ethan Strimling has pledged to adopt long-term, system-wide strategies to make sure every Portland 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 Strimling
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This 13 acres of woodland in Portland's Back Cove neighborhood has been used for decades by the public. The Trust for Public Land helped protect the land as a new park for Portland.Read more

Portland Bayside Trail, Maine. Photo: Jerry&Marcy Monkman

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Bayside Trail, Portland, Maine

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