Atlanta’s 2020 ParkScore climbs two spots – from 42 to 40

Atlanta continues to make steady progress in its “ParkScore,” according to the Trust for Public Land’s annual index among the nation’s top 100 cities.

The 2020 ParkScore index showed Atlanta placing 40th nationally – up two spots from last year’s score of 42. Its rank is a marked improvement from 2013, when it placed 65th; or from 2015, when its score was 70th.

“We are excited Atlanta continues to move up compared to other cities,” said George Dusenbury, Georgia State director for the Trust for Public Land, in an interview. “In general, Atlanta has momentum behind its parks. But other cities are not standing still.”