Trust for Public Land’s ParkScore® index provides a comprehensive evaluation of park systems in the 100 most populated cities in the United States. The index aggregates information from public and private organizations supporting parks in each city and evaluates each city park system according to five categories: access, investment, amenities, acreage and equity. Cities are scored by comparing their data in each category to the median across all cities. The primary goal of the index is to help city leaders and residents advocate for needed park resources and provide relevant data to inform local park improvement efforts. This tool could be particularly helpful for planning efforts by larger park and recreation agencies.
Geographic coverage: Nation, City