Richmond, VA
45
How we calculate the Richmond ParkScore® Rating

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

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Access
70
Acreage
35
Investment
35
Amenities
52
Equity
85
80% of Richmond 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?
Richmond residents who live within a 10-minute walk of a park
By Age (%)
Children (0 - 19)
77
Adults (20 - 64)
81
Seniors (65+)
77
By Income (%)
High Income
80
Middle Income
82
Low Income
82
Race/Ethnicity (%)
American Indian*
78
Asian*
87
Black*
82
Hispanic
63
Pacific Islander*
72
White*
80
2 or More Races*
83
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 Richmond against the others to determine where it falls for spending per capita.
Basketball Hoops
100
7.4 per 10,000 people
Playgrounds
33
2.5 per 10,000 people
Rec & Senior Centers
100
1.9 per 20,000 people
Dog Parks
46
1.3 per 100,000 people
Bathrooms
1
0.1 per 10,000 people
Splashpads
30
0.9 per 100,000 people
How much is Richmond investing in parks?
We compared Richmond against the others to determine where it falls for spending per capita
Park Spending per Capita
  • City agency
    $78 (96%)
  • Other public agencies
    $0 (%)
  • Private organizations
    $0 (%)
  • Monetized volunteer hours
    $3 (4%)
$81
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