Trust for Public Land

In the midst of another hot summer and an ongoing pandemic, public parks are vital refuge. But a new study has found that access to parks in the U.S. differs sharply according to income and race.

A study published by The Trust for Public Land found that parks serving primarily nonwhite populations are, on average, half the size of parks that serve majority-white populations, and are potentially five times more crowded.

An annual report by the the Trust for Public Land ranks Cincinnati's public park system fifth among the nation's largest 100 cities.

Columbus is ranked 62nd in a new annual report on the nation's top 100 municipal park systems. 

A national land preservation group ranks Columbus 47th on its list of the 60 largest U.S. cities for its parks system.