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Abundant Denver Parks Fun for Local Residents

denver co parkDenver parks offer numerous opportunities for family fun, exercise or an escape from “city life.” In a new park ranking index, Denver ranks 7th out of 60 cities. This is a 10 spot improvement from last year’s rank.

ParkScore Ranking Index

Major factors for the index include: park access, park size, city acreage used for parks, and percentage of residents within 10-minute walk of a park. Roughly 84 percent of Denver residents live a half mile or closer to a park.

Denver Park Statistics:

  • Park acreage: 6,100 acres
  • Percentage of city area: 8.2 %
  • Largest/Most-visited: City Park, 314 acres
  • Median park size: 6.3 acres
  • Spending per resident: $124.89

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