Center for City Park Excellence

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Minneapolis narrowly edged out cross-town rival Saint Paul to earn top honors for the second consecutive year. San Francisco climbed into third, pulling ahead of Washington, DC, and Arlington, VA, mostly because of improved access to basketball courts at schoolyards now open after hours and on weekends. Portland, Irvine, New York, Madison, and Cincinnati rounded out the top 10.

ParkServe index

The Trust for Public Land has released its annual ranking of the park systems for the 100 largest U.S. cities. Park advocates and city leaders rely on the ParkScore® index to guide park improvements and make the case for investment in parks. Here are the top-ranked city park systems for 2017....

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Thousands of volunteers worked at city parks around the nation, leading to a sharp increase in the amount of volunteer park help in America’s largest cities, according to a report released today by The Trust for Public Land.

Based on in-depth surveys of park systems in the nation's 100 most populous cities, City Park Facts is the leading source of urban parks data. The annual report covers park acreage, spending, and accessibility as well as the number of specific types of parks in each city.

When zoos live in urban parks, the parking footprint often gobbles up beloved green space. This article published in Planning Magazine looks at how zoos across the country are taming parking overflow and congestion.

Article by Peter Harnik and Alexandra Hiple that appeared in the September 2016 edition of Parks & Recreation magazine.

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Off-leash dog parks led the pack in new urban parks, growing by 4 percent in 2015 and 89 percent since 2007, according to The Trust for Public Land’s most recent data on the nation’s 100 biggest city park systems across the country.

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Each year, The Trust for Public Land wrangles stats on parks in the hundred most populous cities in the U.S. Want to know the largest city park in the country? Or the oldest? Or the most popular? It’s all inside 2016 City Park Facts, available for free...

Based on in-depth surveys of park systems in the nation's 100 most populous cities, City Park Facts is the leading source of urban parks data. The annual report covers park acreage, spending, and accessibility as well as the number of specific types of parks in each city.

Based on in-depth surveys of park systems in the nation's 100 most populous cities, City Park Facts is the most comprehensive source of urban parks data. The report covers park acreage, spending, and accessibility as well as the number of specific types of parks in each city. 

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