2009 City Park Facts

Source: Trust for Public Land, 2009
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From the press release:
The 77 largest city park systems nationwide provide more than 1.3 million acres of parkland, providing close-to-home outdoor experiences in an ailing economy, according to a new report released today by The Trust for Public Land (TPL). The 77 cities added more than 5,000 acres of parkland as the public turns to local parks in a time when fewer people have money to travel.

The public amenities offer a variety of facilities available to everyone. Big-city park departments last year offered 56 million urban residents 10,419 park playgrounds, 1,290 swimming pools, 466 dog parks, and 386 public golf courses, while spending $5.7 billion on their park and recreation systems.

See also:
Complete list of city parkland, facilities, and budgets

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