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Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 05/23/2012

How D.C.’s parks stack up

The District is fourth on Transit Score, sixth on Bike Score (and fourth to Bicycling Mag­azine), seventh on Walk Score, sixth worst in traffic, and second in tech job growth. The parks folks have decided to get into the headline-grabbing rankings business (successfully) with a new “Park Score,” and D.C. comes in fifth.

The Trust for Public Land ranked the 40 largest U.S. cities on five metrics: the amount of parkland in the city, median park size, the percentage of residents within one-half mile of a park, park spending per capita and the quantity of playgrounds by population.

D.C. placed fifth, after San Francisco, Sacramento, New York, and Boston. The five worst cities are Indianapolis, Mesa, Louisville, Charlotte, and Fresno. Virginia Beach was No. 7, Baltimore No. 15.

[Continue reading David Alpert’s post at Greater Greater Washington.]

David Alpert is founder and editor of Greater Greater Washington. The Local Blog Network is a group of bloggers from around the D.C. region who have agreed to make regular contributions to All Opinions Are Local.

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