St. Petersburg, Florida
St. Petersburg, Florida
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How we calculate the St. Petersburg ParkScore® Rating

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

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Access
65
Acreage
48
Investment
87
Amenities
72
Equity
82
77% of St. Petersburg 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. Petersburg residents who live within a 10-minute walk of a park
By Age (%)
Children (0 - 19)
79
Adults (20 - 64)
77
Seniors (65+)
74
By Income (%)
High Income
73
Middle Income
74
Low Income
80
Race/Ethnicity (%)
American Indian*
79
Asian*
69
Black*
88
Hispanic
73
Pacific Islander*
73
White*
73
2 or More Races*
77
Other*
74
*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 St. Petersburg against the others to determine where it falls for spending per capita.
Basketball Hoops
57
4.2 per 10,000 people
Playgrounds
53
3.5 per 10,000 people
Rec & Senior Centers
79
1.2 per 20,000 people
Dog Parks
89
2.3 per 100,000 people
Bathrooms
100
4.7 per 10,000 people
Splashpads
56
1.5 per 100,000 people
How much is St. Petersburg investing in parks?
We compared St. Petersburg against the others to determine where it falls for spending per capita
PARK SPENDING PER CAPITA
  • City agency
    $173 (99%)
  • Other public agencies
    $0
  • Private organizations
    $13 (4%)
  • Monetized volunteer hours
    $9 (3%)
$334
Total Spending Per Capita
  • National Averages, Spending Per Capita:
  • City agency: $81 (85%)
  • Other public agencies: $6 (6%)
  • Private organizations: $5 (5%)
  • Monetized volunteer hours: $4 (4%)
  • TOTAL: $96