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Black Canyon of the Gunnison Nat’l Park 

5 Cities With Model Parks Systems


SN: the following is from an article with the title above followed by this subheading; “Can Milwaukee learn lessons from them on how to fund its parks?” It’s a question all cities should ask. Inspiration can found locally or globally, city planners just need the vision to create park spaces.

The article also introduced me to: “The Trust for Public Land’s annual “ParkScore Index” ranks the 100 most-populous U.S. cities, based on comparable metrics.”

BOSTON - ParkScore ranking: #9; public investment in parks: $122 per capita; parks as percentage of city land: 17 percent.

CHICAGO - ParkScore Ranking: #15; public investment in parks: $172 per capita; parks as percentage of city land: 9.2 percent.

MADISON - ParkScore Ranking: #10; total public investment in parks: $122 per capita; parks as percentage of city land: 13.4 percent.

MINNEAPOLIS- ParkScore Ranking: #1 (annually since 2013); public investment in parks: $275 per capita; parks as percentage of city land: 12.5 percent

SEATTLE - ParkScore Ranking: #13; public investment in parks: $224 per capita; parks as percentage of city land: 14.9 percent.