We knew we had it good in San Francisco, but not this good. According to The Trust for Public Land’s seventh annual ParkScore index, which ranks park systems in the 100 largest U.S. cities, San Francisco has the fifth best park system in the United States.
While Minneapolis scored the top honor (followed by St. Paul, D.C., and Arlington), San Francisco's park system is still definitely something to brag about. San Francisco remains the only city with 100 percent 10-minute park access, which means every single resident lives within a 10-minute walk of a park! Just hearing that makes us want to break out the rosé.
The results also revealed that 20 percent of the whole city is dedicated to parkland and we also boast 3.7 dog parks per 100,000 residents (compared to only 2.6 playgrounds, but you probably already knew that).
What they didn't mention is that some of the city's best museums and attractions are also located inside these massive green spaces. So, whether you're seeking a small square to picnic in or a massive park to spend a day hiking, San Francisco’s city parks are reason enough to get outside. Get out there and enjoy a park this weekend.