City ranking is analyzed the 75 largest U.S. cities and Portland is #5 with its green space in 2005.
The number and size of parks in Portland, Oregon
City area: 81,625 acres
Median park size: 4.5 acres
Park land as percentage of city area: 17.4 percent
Spending per resident: $155.26
Playgrounds per 10,000: 2.1
Population density: 7.4 per acre
Park acreage: 14,204 acres
People served per park acre: 42
Oldest park: Chapman Park, established 1852
Largest park: Forest Park, 5,172 acres
Portland, Oregon Land Area: 85,393
Park Acres Within City Limits: 14,442
Portland Parks and Recreation: 11,656
Metro Regional Parks and Greenspaces (within Portland): 2,324
Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (within Portland): 462
WHAT IS PARKSCORE?
ParkScore is the most comprehensive rating system ever developed to measure how well the 75 most populous U.S. cities are meeting their residents’ need for parks. ParkScore was designed to help local communities improve their park systems and identify where new parks are needed most.