St. Paul, MN
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How we calculate the St. Paul ParkScore® Rating

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

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Access
99
Acreage
52
Investment
100
Amenities
77
Equity
71
99% of St. Paul 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?
St. Paul residents who live within a 10-minute walk of a park
By Age (%)
Children (0 - 19)
99
Adults (20 - 64)
99
Seniors (65+)
99
By Income (%)
High Income
99
Middle Income
99
Low Income
99
Race/Ethnicity (%)
American Indian*
99
Asian*
99
Black*
99
Hispanic
99
Pacific Islander*
99
White*
99
2 or More Races*
99
Other*
98
*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 32% 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 St. Paul against the others to determine where it falls for spending per capita.
Basketball Hoops
100
7.9 per 10,000 people
Playgrounds
66
4.1 per 10,000 people
Rec & Senior Centers
100
1.7 per 20,000 people
Dog Parks
47
1.3 per 100,000 people
Bathrooms
100
3.3 per 10,000 people
Splashpads
48
1.3 per 100,000 people
How much is St. Paul investing in parks?
We compared St. Paul against the others to determine where it falls for spending per capita
Park Spending per Capita
  • City agency
    $234 (95%)
  • Other public agencies
    $1 (0%)
  • Private organizations
    $2 (1%)
  • Monetized volunteer hours
    $9 (4%)
$247
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.