Tucson, AZ
72
How we calculate the Tucson ParkScore® Rating

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

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Access
46
Acreage
36
Investment
19
Amenities
50
Equity
58
64% of Tucson 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?
Tucson residents who live within a 10-minute walk of a park
By Age (%)
Children (0 - 19)
65
Adults (20 - 64)
64
Seniors (65+)
63
By Income (%)
High Income
60
Middle Income
64
Low Income
68
Race/Ethnicity (%)
American Indian*
68
Asian*
65
Black*
62
Hispanic
67
Pacific Islander*
59
White*
62
2 or More Races*
64
Other*
65
*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 131% more 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 Tucson against the others to determine where it falls for spending per capita.
Basketball Hoops
58
4.3 per 10,000 people
Playgrounds
34
2.6 per 10,000 people
Rec & Senior Centers
50
0.8 per 20,000 people
Dog Parks
68
1.8 per 100,000 people
Bathrooms
57
1.8 per 10,000 people
Splashpads
31
0.9 per 100,000 people
How much is Tucson investing in parks?
We compared Tucson against the others to determine where it falls for spending per capita
Park Spending per Capita
  • City agency
    $52 (98%)
  • Other public agencies
    $0 (%)
  • Private organizations
    $0 (%)
  • Monetized volunteer hours
    $0 (%)
$53
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