ParkScore

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Wichita was ranked 64 on The Trust for Public Land’s 4th Annual ParkScore index, which evaluates park systems in the 75 largest U.S. cities. KMUW’s Abigail Wilson has more…

ParkScore ratings are based on the percentage of residents living within a 10-minute walk of a park and the city's median park size. They also take into account park spending per resident with the availability of park amenities like basketball hoops and playgrounds.

Does Wichita Have Enough Parks?

Jun 5, 2013
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 A report released Wednesday from The Trust for Public Land on the nation's park systems ranks Wichita 34th out of the 50 largest U.S. cities.

ParkScore rates city park systems on a scale of zero to five park benches, with Wichita earning two. Wichita scored well on median park size but was hurt by low marks for park and playground access.