Thornton, IL

100% of Thornton residents live within a 10-minute walk of a park.
Median City, 100 most populous U.S. cities: 74%
Median City, all urban cities and towns in U.S.: 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.

Thornton residents who live within a 10-minute walk of a park
By Age (%)
Children (0 - 19)
123
Adults (20 - 64)
123
Seniors (65+)
123
By Income (%)
High Income
123
Middle Income
123
Low Income
123
By Race/Ethnicity (%)
Native American*
150
Asian*
129
Black*
122
Hispanic
124
White*
123
2 or More Races*
124
Other*
120
*Excludes those that report Hispanic origin (which is captured separately from race by the U.S. Census).
9% of Thornton’s land is used for parks and recreation.
National median 15%
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.