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Sacramento Makes Top 10 List for Parks

Sacramento Makes Top 10 List for Parks
Posted May 29th, 2014 @ 12:02pm by KFBK News - Mike Simpson

Pack that picnic, Sacramento has once again made a top 10 list for park systems.

The Trust for Public Land has released its anual Park Score Index, which ranks the nation's 60 largest cities based on park access, size and services.

Sacramento comes in at 7th place, falling from 3rd place last year.

The drop was due to population growth, according to analysts.

Minneapolis was No. 1 on the list and San Francisco was tied for third.

San Diego also made the top 10, coming it at number nine. Fresno ranked last. 

The 10 highest-ranking city park systems: 

1. Minneapolis 5.0 park benches

2. New York 4.5 park benches

3. Boston (tie) 4.0 park benches

3. Portland (tie) 4.0 park benches

3. San Francisco (tie) 4.0 park benches

6. Washington, DC 4.0 park benches

7. Denver (tie) 4.0 park benches

7. Sacramento (tie) 4.0 park benches

9. San Diego 4.0 park benches

10. Virginia Beach (tie) 4.0 park benches

10. Aurora, CO (tie) 4.0 park benches DEBUT CITY

The 10 lowest-ranking city park systems:

51. Jacksonville 2.0 park benches

52. Santa Ana 1.5 park benches DEBUT CITY

53. San Antonio (tie) 1.5 park benches

53. Memphis (tie) 1.5 park benches

55. Oklahoma City 1.5 park benches

56. Mesa, AZ 1.5 park benches

57. Charlotte 1.0 park benches

58. Indianapolis (tie) 1.0 park benches 5

8. Louisville (tie) 1.0 park benches

60. Fresno 1.0 park benches

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