Portland, ME
94% of Portland residents live
within a 10-minute walk of a park
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.
Is Portland meeting that goal?
of residents live within a 10 minute walk of a park.
Median for the 100 ParkScore® cities: 75%
Median for the 14,000 cities and towns in our ParkServe® database: 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

*Excludes those that report Hispanic origin (which is captured separately from race by the U.S. Census).

of Portland's city land is used for parks and recreation.
Median for 100 ParkScore® cities: 19%
Median for all 14,000 cities and towns in our ParkServe® database: 15%
Where in Portland Are Parks Needed Most?
Portland Has 117 Parks
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Mayor Kate Snyder 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 should have a park or open space within a 10-minute walk of home." — Mayor Snyder
Learn about the 10-Minute Walk campaign
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You believe we all need access to great parks. We can help you reach that goal.
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We’re Helping People Connect with Nature Near You

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.

Bayside Trail, Portland, Maine

The Trust for Public Land is joining forces with Portland Trails and the city of Portland to spearhead creation of the Portland Open Space Vision and Implementation Plan, a system-wide plan for future open-space protection and improvement.

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

As a port city, Portland's waterfront was the town's identifying feature for its first two and a half centuries. On the other side of town, the “Bayside” served mainly industrial purposes. In 2005, the City of Portland purchased a 13.2-acre former railroad property that runs through the Bayside...