How park rich is your city?
Put together by The Trust for Public Land, City Park Facts 2010 provides a wealth of data on urban green spaces. Wondering which large city offers the most park space as a percentage of the city area? That would be New York, where 19.5 percent of the land belongs to parks. On the other hand, because the Big Apple is so population-dense, the city only devotes 4.5 acres per 1000 residents. When it comes to how much parkland each city resident gets, Oakland gets top marks for high population cities, devoting 12.9 green acres per 1000 residents.
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