May 28, 2024 - News

Miami's parks are lacking

Bar chart showing the 2024 ParkScore for the city of Miami, overall and across five metrics. Overall, Miami scored 56.9 out of 100 for the quality of its parks system, higher than the national median score of 53. The city scored highest in park access, at 86 points, and lowest in acreage, at 24 points.
Data: Trust for Public Land; Chart: Kavya Beheraj/Axios

How do Miami's parks stack up against other major U.S. cities?

  • A new national study ranks our parks No. 36 in the country.

How it works: The Trust For Public Land ranked the 100 most populous cities by comparing their parks' equity, access, investment, amenities and acreage.

What they found: Miami's parks are on the smaller size, with a median size of 2.6 acres and our parks making up 7% of the city area, both below the national average.

Yes, but: 89% of residents live within 10 minutes of a park, higher than the national average.

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