Pittsburgh Up 16 Places In 2018 ParkScore Index

Ranks 23rd after improvements in park investment and amenities

Paul Rasmussen
May 23, 2018 - 6:55 am

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - Pittsburgh has jumped to 23rd place from 39th in the just-released 2018 ParkScore index.

The annual ranking of city parks comes from The Trust for Public Land, a non-profit behind a movement to put a park or natural area within a 10-minute walk of every U.S. resident.

Pittsburgh’s leap of 16 spots is the highest of any city in this year's rankings, due largely to improvements in scores for park amenities and investment. Pittsburgh outpaced the national average in two amenities: splashpads/water features and park restrooms. 

Minneapolis edged Saint Paul to earn top honors for the third consecutive year. Washington, DC, outscored Arlington, Virginia, to hold on to third.