Our data reveals park access levels for nearly every city and town in the United States. And we’ve ranked the 100 most populous U.S. cities by comparing five park categories: equity, access, investment, amenities, and acreage. Is yours at the top?
98%residents live near a park
24%city land is used for parks
$284per capita park spending
643parks and greenspaces
Our ParkScore® index is the national gold-standard comparison of park systems across the 100 most 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.
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.
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.
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.