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The Trust for Public Land names Seattle’s park system in national top 10 list

The Trust for Public Land has ranked Seattle in the top 10 cities nationwide in its 2022 ParkScore index. The Trust analyzed the 100 largest U.S. cities and used mapping technology and demographic data to determine how well each city is meeting the need for parks. Points were awarded for five characteristics of an effective park system: access, investment, acreage, amenities, and equity.  

Seattle’s ParkScore stats included:

  • Percent of residents within a 10-minute walk of a park: 99%
  • Park land as % of city area: 13 %
  • Spending per resident: $325

To view Seattle’s entire scorecard, go here.

Other cities on the top 10 list include:

  1. Washington, D.C.
  2. St. Paul, MN
  3. Arlington, VA
  4. Cincinnati, OH
  5. Minneapolis, MN
  6. Chicago, IL
  7. San Francisco, CA
  8. Irvine, CA
  9. Seattle, WA
  10. New York, NY