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Seattle Park System Ranked in Top 10 in National Index

An image of the Seattle skyline with Mount Rainier in the background, and The Space Needle and other skyscrapers in the foreground. It's a sunny day and text in the center of the image says "Seattle, WA. 2021 ParkScore ranking #9"

The Trust for Public Lands has ranked Seattle in the top 10 cities nationwide in its 2021 ParkScore index. Seattle was No. 9 on the list, moving up from No. 14 last year. 

The index is a national comparison of park systems across the 100 most populated cities in the United States. Published annually, the index measures park systems according to five categories: access, investment, amenities, acreage, and—a significant new category for 2021—equity. TPL measures equity through park space per capita, 10-minute walk, by race and income. 

For the complete list of 2021 ParkScore rankings, see: For the details of Seattle’s ranking see:

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