West Hempstead, NY

58% of West Hempstead 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.

West Hempstead residents who live within a 10-minute walk of a park
The average distance most people are willing to walk to reach a destination is 10-minutes or roughly half a mile. The 10-minute walk standard helps us examine the availability of parks close to home.
By Age (%)
Children (0 - 19)
57
Adults (20 - 64)
58
Seniors (65+)
61
By Income (%)
High Income
58
Middle Income
57
Low Income
52
By Race/Ethnicity (%)
Native American*
73
Asian*
64
Black*
57
Hispanic
51
White*
60
2 or More Races*
55
Other*
58
*Excludes those who report Hispanic origin (which is captured separately from race by the U.S. Census).
1% of West Hempstead’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.