Austin Listed #2 for Best Parks in Texas
Homeowners view parks as a desirable amenity. It contributes to community identity, improves the health and wellness of the residents, encourages activity for kids, and enhances the quality of life.
For 2022 Trust for Public Land ParkScore, Austin Ranked #2 for Best Parks in Texas and #39 nationally. Austin’s ranking is based on five characteristics of an effective park system: access, investment, acreage, amenities, and equity. According to the ParkScore report, Austin stands out by its median park size of 6.7 acres, above the national ParkScore average of 5.4 acres. The city’s investment of $178 per resident is above the national ParkScore average of $98. 70% of residents live within a 10-minute walking distance.
Austin Parks and Recreation Department says, Austin has 489 parks and listed 330 public parks. Listed below are other Texas communities included in the ParkScore rankings:
- Plano #15
- Dallas #53
- San Antonio #59
- Arlington #68
- Houston #70
- Corpus Christi and Laredo #73
- Forth Worth #86
- Garland and Lubbock #91
- Irving #98