The Trust for Public Land’s (TPL) annual ParkScore Index is out and Atlanta has achieved its highest ranking ever. Ranked 25th among the 100 largest cities, Atlanta now has 79 percent of its population living within a 10-minute walk of a park – a key metric in the TPL study. That figure just edges out the 76 percent national average.

“Access to quality parks and greenspaces across our city has remained a top priority throughout my administration, which is why I created the City’s first Greenspace Advisory Council my second month in office. Atlanta’s parks and recreational areas play a vital role in creating healthy, connected communities where families and friends make memories that last a lifetime,” said Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens. “This recognition for our parks system is a testament to strategic investments and innovative planning. Thank you to our Department of Parks and Recreation team for the hard work to get us this far, and the dedication to our city that will propel us even further.”


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