The State of the City Park

When it comes to parks, Adrian Benepe is an expert. A born and bred New Yorker, Benepe spent a decade overseeing New York’s park system before joining The Trust for Public Land as Director of City Park Development in 2012.

So what is the state of our country’s park system? According to Benepe, “it’s a mixed bag.” Some cities, like San Francisco and Boston, are doing a great job meeting residents’ park needs, while others have work to do.

You can’t have a great city without a great park system. To see how the 40 largest U.S.cities are meeting the need for parks, visit The Trust for Public Land’s Parkscore.