Portland, OR
11
How we calculate the Portland ParkScore® Rating

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

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Access
86
Acreage
67
Investment
100
Amenities
66
Equity
54
90% of Portland 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?
Portland residents who live within a 10-minute walk of a park
By Age (%)
Children (0 - 19)
89
Adults (20 - 64)
90
Seniors (65+)
88
By Income (%)
High Income
89
Middle Income
91
Low Income
91
Race/Ethnicity (%)
American Indian*
91
Asian*
90
Black*
91
Hispanic
90
Pacific Islander*
90
White*
89
2 or More Races*
90
Other*
89
*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 Portland against the others to determine where it falls for spending per capita.
Basketball Hoops
43
3.4 per 10,000 people
Playgrounds
24
2.1 per 10,000 people
Rec & Senior Centers
27
0.5 per 20,000 people
Dog Parks
100
5.8 per 100,000 people
Bathrooms
100
6.1 per 10,000 people
Splashpads
100
2.9 per 100,000 people
How much is Portland investing in parks?
We compared Portland against the others to determine where it falls for spending per capita
Park Spending per Capita
  • City agency
    $195 (85%)
  • Other public agencies
    $15 (7%)
  • Private organizations
    $3 (1%)
  • Monetized volunteer hours
    $16 (7%)
$229
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
Make the Commitment
Pledge to make parks a priority!
Everyone should have access to a quality park within a 10-minute walk of home. Our 10-Minute Walk™ Program calls on mayors to demonstrate their commitment to parks and adopt long-term, system-wide strategies that accelerate the creation of parks.