How Does Your City’s ParkScore® Rating Stack Up?
We ranked the 100 most populous U.S. cities by comparing five park categories: equity, access, investment, amenities, and acreage. Is yours at the top?
99%residents live near a park
24%city land is used for parks
$259per capita park spending
683parks and greenspaces
Don’t see your city in the ranking? Beyond our ParkScore index rankings, our data reveals park access levels for every urban city and town across the United States and Puerto Rico. This powerful tool provides communities with the information they need to help close the park equity gap. Search for it here.
Cities with the highest ParkScore®️ rankings are healthier places to live. Our exclusive 2023 report breaks down the data. Learn what cities are already doing—and what more they can do—to drive even better mental, physical, and environmental health outcomes through park investments and programming.
Our ParkScore® index is the national gold-standard comparison of park systems across the 100 most populous cities in the United States. Every year, Trust for Public Land publishes the most complete and in-depth look at U.S. city parks systems – explore the complete rankings and resources.
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’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.