Riverside, CA
75
How we calculate the Riverside ParkScore® Rating

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

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Access
25
Acreage
67
Investment
30
Amenities
47
Equity
40
51% of Riverside 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?
Riverside residents who live within a 10-minute walk of a park
By Age (%)
Children (0 - 19)
51
Adults (20 - 64)
51
Seniors (65+)
48
By Income (%)
High Income
49
Middle Income
51
Low Income
54
Race/Ethnicity (%)
American Indian*
53
Asian*
50
Black*
53
Hispanic
52
Pacific Islander*
49
White*
48
2 or More Races*
50
Other*
54
*Excludes those that report Hispanic origin (which is captured separately from race by the U.S. Census).
Park Space per Person by Race/Ethnicity Reactive to City Median
Residents in neighborhoods where most people identify as a person of color have access to 53% less park space per person than those in predominantly white neighborhoods. Any Census-designated race/ethnicity not shown above does not meet the minimum threshold to be displayed.
How do park amenities measure up?
We compared Riverside against the others to determine where it falls for spending per capita.
Basketball Hoops
37
3 per 10,000 people
Playgrounds
11
1.5 per 10,000 people
Rec & Senior Centers
78
1.2 per 20,000 people
Dog Parks
16
0.6 per 100,000 people
Bathrooms
68
2.2 per 10,000 people
Splashpads
69
1.9 per 100,000 people
How much is Riverside investing in parks?
We compared Riverside against the others to determine where it falls for spending per capita
Park Spending per Capita
  • City agency
    $71 (99%)
  • Other public agencies
    $0 (%)
  • Private organizations
    $0 (%)
  • Monetized volunteer hours
    $1 (1%)
$72
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.