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Chicago Park District ranks among the top five of the ParkScore, the national gold-standard comparison of park systems.
Chicago Park District ranks among the top five of the ParkScore, the national gold-standard comparison of park systems.
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The Chicago Park District is excited that our city ranks among the top five of the Trust for Public Land’s ParkScore, the national gold-standard comparison of park systems across the 100 most populated cities in the United States. The ParkScore index measures cities according to five categories: access, investment, amenities, acreage, and equity. Managing more than 14,000 acres of land, the Chicago Park District offers 99% of city residents less than a ten minute walk or half mile from a park or open space. Despite the challenges of greenspace development within an existing, densely populated metropolis, the Chicago Park District continues to enhance and expand park opportunities, particularly in communities most in need. Signature projects like the Gately Track and Field in Roseland, the Williams Park fieldhouse in Douglass, the Ford Calumet Environmental Center in the Calumet Region and the ComEd Sports Complex on the Near West side are all examples of the Chicago Park District commitment to bringing investment and opportunities to all communities. The Chicago Park District looks forward building on our progress and continuing our work on behalf of the children and families of Chicago. 

For more information, visit https://www.tpl.org/parkscore.