Explore the Country’s Top 12 Cities
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Washington, D.C.
  • 98%
    residents live near a park
  • 24%
    city land is used for parks
  • Protected
    $284
    per capita park spending
  • 643
    parks and greenspaces
Washington, D.C.
Using Data to Discover Where Parks Are Needed
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Using Data to Pinpoint Where Parks Are Needed Most

Our ParkScore® index is the national gold-standard comparison of park systems across the 100 most-populated cities in the United States.

Along with these 100 cities, the data behind the ParkScore® index also reveals park access levels for nearly 14,000 cities, towns, and communities across the United States. This powerful tool provides communities with the information they need to help close the park equity gap.

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Together We Can Close the Park Equity Gap
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Together We Can Close The Park Equity Gap

Parks are essential for public health, climate resilience, and strong connected communities. And yet, 100 million people in the U.S.—including 28 million kids—don’t have a park within a 10-minute walk of home. We’re working to change that, and we need your support. Help us connect everyone to the outdoors.

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The Power of Parks to Address Climate Change
The Power of Parks to Address Climate Change
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The Power of Parks to Address Climate Change

We surveyed the top 100 most-populous cities on how they’re using green spaces to address the climate crisis. The findings? Most cities are pursuing nature-based strategies and implementing policies to reduce emissions, absorb atmospheric carbon, address environmental injustice, and more.

Read the full report to learn how investments in park infrastructure are helping cities become more climate resilient and equitable.

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We’re Partnering With Mayors to Bring More Parks to Your Community

We’re working with mayors nationwide to bring quality parks and green spaces to everyone, everywhere, with our 10-Minute Walk®program. And mayors across the country are pledging to bring everyone in their community a park within a 10-minute walk of home by 2050.