San Francisco Named Top Five Park System in America by Trust for Public Land

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation & Park Department is proud to announce it has been named a top-five park system in the United States by the Trust for Public Land’s ParkScore Index report. Each year, the Trust for Public Land (TPL) rates the park systems of the 100 largest cities in America. This year, TPL cited San Francisco’s unparalleled park access, with 99 percent of residents living within a 10-minute walk of a park.

“With all the work we do to ensure that our tots, children, adults, and seniors have a place to play and recreate, we’re honored to receive this distinction,” said Phil Ginsburg, SF Rec & Park General Manager. “We’re always looking at ways to increase access – whether it’s our recently renovated parks like Joe DiMaggio, Larsen Playground or Gilman which opens next week, or the new parks we’ll be opening shortly at Noe Valley Town Square or 17th & Folsom.”

In addition to these parks, SF Rec & Park has renovated and opened Dolores Park and Little Hollywood Park and broken ground on Mountain Lake, the Mansell Street Corridor, the Randall Museum, South Park, and Hilltop Park since this time last year.

In addition to San Francisco’s access to parks, TPL cites the city’s spending per resident, park land as a percent of city area, and dog parks per 100,000 residents at the highest possible levels.

To read TPL’s release on their Park System Ratings, visit: https://www.tpl.org/media-room/2016-parkscore%C2%AE

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