2012 City Park Facts

Source: Peter Harnik, Ryan Donahue, Linden Weiswerda, Trust for Public Land, 2012

From the summary:
Over the past decade, the city parks movement has gained tremendous power, and one reason is the dramatic increase in the amount of information available about almost every aspect of urban park and recreation systems.

Some cities have plenty of parkland that’s well distributed around town; others have enough land but an inequitable distribution; others are short of even a basic amount of park space for their citizens.

Through an annual survey, our Center for City Park Excellence maintains the nation’s most complete database of park facts for the 100 most populous U.S. cities, allowing for city by city comparisons. The 2012 City Park Facts contains a number of new reports:

Distance to a Park. What percentage of the population can get to a park within a 10-minute walk (half a mile)?
Park Acres per Daytime Population.
Spending on Parks as Adjusted by Cost of Living.
Park Acreage Outside the City Limit.

See also:
individual report tables

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