National resources

Facts matter. Gathering data can help convey the importance of access to green space in your community. These are four free online resources that can help you determine the health of local park systems nationwide.

  1. City Park Facts provides the most complete and in-depth yearly update of park systems in the 100 largest US cities.
  2. ParkScore uses mapping technology and data collected on park systems of the largest US cities to analyze and rank them.
  3. ParkServe measures and analyzes current access to parks in 14,000 urbanized places nationwide.
  4. NRPA's Agency Performance Review is a tool to find more general information about your park system that goes beyond the 100 largest US cities.

Infographic showing swimming pools per resident for several US cities