Bikers enjoying the greatest park system in the nation at Minnehaha Park.

Minneapolis #1 for Best Parks in the Nation

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5542 total acres of land and water.

The sum of available acreage for urban wild adventuring in the Minneapolis Parks System.

Conservation nonprofit, the Trust for Public Land releases their “ParkScore” rankings annually. America’s 50 largest cities ares surveyed for three factors – percentage of residents living within walking distance of a park, percentage of city area dedicated to parks and median park size. Cities are scored on a scale of 1-100 to determine ranking.

Minneapolis earned an 81.

This translates to “five park benches” on the Trust’s rating system, and is the first time a city has achieved such greatness. The top five rounded out with New York City in 2nd with a score of 73.5 and San Francisco, Sacramento and Boston tying for 3rd with a 72.5.

Check out the scores.

Bikers enjoying the greatest park system in the nation at Minnehaha Park.

Bikers enjoying the greatest park system in the nation at Minnehaha Park.

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