Comments on: ■ Parkland per person in the United States https://persquaremile.com/2011/01/27/parkland-per-person-in-the-united-states/ Tue, 02 Jun 2015 14:30:43 +0000 hourly 1 By: Tim De Chant https://persquaremile.com/2011/01/27/parkland-per-person-in-the-united-states/#comment-4155 Tue, 20 Aug 2013 11:58:15 +0000 https://persquaremile.com/?p=593#comment-4155 Fair enough, Erik, though when I wrote that, I had just spent five years in Berkeley and was fairly frustrated with access to parks. Having lived in other cities in which large parks were easily accessible (not a 20-30 minute bike ride away), I was underwhelmed by the situation there.

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By: Erik https://persquaremile.com/2011/01/27/parkland-per-person-in-the-united-states/#comment-4154 Tue, 20 Aug 2013 03:13:01 +0000 https://persquaremile.com/?p=593#comment-4154 As someone who has spent over 20 years in Berkeley, I’m not sure your beef about access to a park is particularly founded. I’m not sure which “hordes” you are referring to but I never had to deal with significant crowds at some of my favorite Berkeley parks (Live Oak, Codornices, and yes, the berkeley Marina). In particular, your complaint about difficult access to (I assume) Tilden Park seems a bit inaccurate. Access is, of course, always a relative term, but I have many fond memories of biking from my house in South Berkeley up into Tilden and out to Inspiration Point. One need not rely on a car or the public transportation system to get to Tilden. In addition, just as most New York residents would have to hop on the subway to get within walking distance of Central Park, East Bay residents can easily hop on BART (or Ferry) and head to the West Bay to enjoy one of the many, larger parks available to Bay Area residents. Finally, I’m not sure how much time you’ve spent in Albuquerque, but most of their park space is equally difficult to access for residents without their own automotive transportation. Your singling out of Berkeley, my home town, seems a bit unfair and misinformed.

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By: Tim De Chant https://persquaremile.com/2011/01/27/parkland-per-person-in-the-united-states/#comment-4153 Fri, 03 Feb 2012 21:14:48 +0000 https://persquaremile.com/?p=593#comment-4153 True, though annexing a large park outside of the city would run the risk of inheriting the maintenance costs. If you’re interested in the methodology behind these numbers, take a look at the Trust for Public Land’s park site. Lots of good stuff there.

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By: Ben https://persquaremile.com/2011/01/27/parkland-per-person-in-the-united-states/#comment-4152 Fri, 03 Feb 2012 06:48:29 +0000 https://persquaremile.com/?p=593#comment-4152 Kinda useless as city borders can be hemmed in or expanded as the need arises. To take in or exclude problem areas such as crime and , in this case, parkland.

MSA’s would be better.

But, harder to calculate.

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By: Parkland per person – vita/local https://persquaremile.com/2011/01/27/parkland-per-person-in-the-united-states/#comment-4151 Wed, 28 Dec 2011 00:19:13 +0000 https://persquaremile.com/?p=593#comment-4151 […] Here are a couple of charts showing parkland per person for some major American cities.  I’m not surprised to see Portland Oregon near the top of the list, nor to see Seattle, Boston and San Francisco nearer the bottom.  Newer cities (Raleigh, Albuquerque, Phoenix) seem to have more of it, older cities (New York, Chicago, Detroit) less. […]

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By: tracert https://persquaremile.com/2011/01/27/parkland-per-person-in-the-united-states/#comment-4150 Sat, 19 Nov 2011 07:18:13 +0000 https://persquaremile.com/?p=593#comment-4150 You’re chart is titled incorrectly. It should read “Parkland Per Person in the 48 Contiguous States”.

Because… Alaska and Hawaii are states too… Just FYI..

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By: Travel Diary: Göteborg « This Old Street https://persquaremile.com/2011/01/27/parkland-per-person-in-the-united-states/#comment-4149 Sat, 10 Sep 2011 20:23:44 +0000 https://persquaremile.com/?p=593#comment-4149 […] sake, here’s a chart I found showing parkland per person in major US cities (graph credit: Per Square Mile): Click to view the source website for more detail. Streets in Haga View of city park across the […]

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By: Tim De Chant https://persquaremile.com/2011/01/27/parkland-per-person-in-the-united-states/#comment-4148 Fri, 22 Jul 2011 21:07:14 +0000 https://persquaremile.com/?p=593#comment-4148 Sorry! I couldn’t cover them all. If you go to the Trust for Public Lands site, you’ll find a report that has most major cities.

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By: Jenn https://persquaremile.com/2011/01/27/parkland-per-person-in-the-united-states/#comment-4147 Fri, 22 Jul 2011 21:00:31 +0000 https://persquaremile.com/?p=593#comment-4147 I was going to share this with friends, but not without Philadelphia included! Why would you leave out one of the largest cities in the nation? Strange…

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By: azinyk https://persquaremile.com/2011/01/27/parkland-per-person-in-the-united-states/#comment-4146 Thu, 23 Jun 2011 16:39:06 +0000 https://persquaremile.com/?p=593#comment-4146 Edmonton has about 1634 square feet of parkland per capita, which is very high, but it’s only about 16% of the city’s land area (10.6% is average) because Edmonton has a lot of sprawl.

It still feels closed-in compared to the rural town where I grew up, but at least you can see some birds and animals.

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