One Cool Thing: The Top Cities For Parks

Having access to parks is a key to the quality of life no matter where you live. Today, according to the Trust for Public Land, 100 million Americans don’t have a park within a ten-minute walk from home.  They have studied the maps and other data on park access for most of the cities and towns in the United States, and have ranked the cities with the greatest access to parks, and those that need more.  Last week they published their list of the top cities with quality parks and open spaces and the top five are: (1) Minneapolis, MN (2) Washington, D.C., (3) St. Paul, MN (4) Arlington, VA and (5) Cincinnati, OH.  To see where your city or town ranked, click here.

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