Rank: Rank out of the 60 largest U.S. cities.
Raw Total: Median Park Size, Parkland as Percent of Adjusted City Area, Spending per Resident, Playgrounds per 10,000 Residents, 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.
Raw total points normalized to a 100-point scale. This is the city’s official ParkScore.
Population: Population according to 2013 Forecast Census block groups provided by Esri.
Median Park Size: A maximum of 20 points for median park size within the city
Parkland as Percent of Adjusted City Area: A maximum of 20 points for parkland as percent of adjusted city area
Percent of Residents Within ½ Mile of Park: A maximum of 40 points based on percentage of residents located within ½ mile or less to the nearest park
Spending per Resident: A maximum of 20 points for spending per resident
Playgrounds per 10,000 Residents: A maximum of 20 points for playgrounds per 10,000 residents
Rank





City





Population





Median
Park
Size



(MAX 20)
Parkland as
Percent of
Adjusted
City Area

(MAX 20)
Spending
per
Resident



(MAX 20)
Playgrounds
per
10,000
Residents


(MAX 20)
Percent of
residents
within
½ Mile
of Park

(MAX 40)
Raw Total





(MAX 120)
ParkScore





(MAX 100)
ParkScore Rating