National Nonprofit Ranks Atlanta’s Parks No.31 in the Nation

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    The Trust for Public Land, a national nonprofit group, ranked Atlanta’s park system No.31 out of 50 among the largest cities in the U.S. Atlanta shares the 31st spot with Tulsa, Okla.

    The study used three factors to score each city: the percentage of residents living within a 10-minute walk from a park; median park size and percentage of total city areas dedicated to parks, and a combination of the number of playgrounds per 10,000 residents and per-capita park spending.

    Atlanta has a median park size of 2.95 acres; $90.33 spending per resident and 2.6 playgrounds per 10,000 residents.

    Compared with Atlanta, Trust for Public Land found Minneapolis with a median park size of 6.51 acres; 2.9 playgrounds per 10,000 residents; and spending per resident of $210.33. The group also noticed 94 percent of Minneapolis residents live within a 10-minute walk from a park with median park sizes of 6.5 acres.

    Minneapolis was ranked No.1 by The Trust for Public Land.

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