Rank out of the 75 largest U.S. cities.
Population according to 2014 Forecast Census block groups provided by Esri.
A maximum of 40 points for median park size and parks as a percentage of city area.
A maximum of 20 points for total spending per resident.
A maximum of 20 points for an average of per-capita provision of four key facilities:
     basketball hoops
     dog parks
     playgrounds
     recreation and senior centers
A maximum of 40 points for percentage of the population living within a ten-minute (1/2 mile) walk of a public park.
Acreage, services and investment, and access scores combined for a maximum of 120 points.
For easy comparison and an at-a-glance assessment of park systems, each city’s ParkScore is also represented on a scale of zero to five park benches. One bench means the park system needs major improvement, while five benches means the park system is outstanding.
An explanation goes here of the spending for this specific city.

City Profiles

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Park Facts

  • Park acreage: acres
  • People served per park acre:
  • Oldest municipal park: , est.
  • Largest municipal park: , acres
  • Most-visited municipal park:

City Stats

  • City area: acres
  • Median park size: acres
  • Park land as % of city area:
  • Spending per resident: $
  • Basketball Hoops per 10,000:
  • Dog Parks per 100,000 Residents:
  • Playgrounds per 10,000:
  • Recreation / Senior Centers
    per 20,000 Residents:
  • Population density: per acre
Rank
Population
Acreage
Spending
Facilities
Access
Raw Score
ParkScore
- out of 75 - - MAX 40 - MAX 20 - MAX 20 - MAX 40 - MAX 120 - MAX 100
Median Park Size Basketball Hoops
per 10,000
Residents
Dog Parks
per 100,000
Residents
- MAX 20 - MAX 20 - MAX 20
Park Land as
% of City Area
Playgrounds
per 10,000
Residents
Recreation /
Senior Centers
per 20,000
Residents
- MAX 20 - MAX 20 - MAX 20

Access to parks by Age

Park access analyzed by age for Charlotte, NC

  • Population within a ten-minute walk of a public park

Access to parks by Income

Park access analyzed by the median income of Charlotte, NC

  • Population within a ten-minute walk of a public park
  • Low income: households earning less than 75% of the city median income
  • Medium income: households earning between 75%–125% of the city median income
  • High income: households earning more than 125% of the city median income