July 6, 2018

Recreational activities for July, National Parks and Recreation Month from WalletHub

Recreational activities for July, National Parks and Recreation Month from WalletHub – With July being National Parks and Recreation Month and America’s largest cities investing over $7 billion on parks this past year, the personal-finance website WalletHub , just a few days ago, released its report on 2018’s Best & Worst Cities for Recreation.

 

Image peacebicycles.com

Image peacebicycles.com

 

To highlight the benefits of recreational activities for consumers and economies across the country, WalletHub compared the 100 largest U.S. cities across 45 key indicators of recreation-friendliness. “For each city, we examined the accessibility of entertainment and recreational facilities, the quality of parks and the weather.”

Best Cities for Recreation Worst Cities for Recreation
1 Orlando, FL 91 Memphis, TN
2 Las Vegas, NV 92 Gilbert, AZ
3 San Diego, CA 93 Fort Wayne, IN
4 Cincinnati, OH 94 Oakland, CA
5 Tampa, FL 95 Durham, NC
6 Atlanta, GA 96 Wichita, KS
7 Scottsdale, AZ 97 Anchorage, AK
8 Tucson, AZ 98 Hialeah, FL
9 Boise, ID 99 Jersey City, NJ
10 Philadelphia, PA 100 Irving, TX

 

Best vs. Worst

  • New York has the most park playgrounds per square root of the population, 0.5737, which is 17.4 times more than in Hialeah, Fla., the city with the fewest at 0.0330.
  • San Francisco has the highest share of the population with walkable park access, 98 percent, which is 4.9 times higher than in Louisville, Ky., the city with the lowest at 20 percent.
  • St. Louis has the highest spending on parks per capita, $482, which is 25.4 times higher than in Jersey City, N.J., the city with the lowest at $19.
  • San Francisco has the most bike rental facilities per square root of the population, 0.0694, which is 49.6 times more than in Fresno, Calif., the city with the fewest at 0.0014.

To view the full report and your city’s rank,  visit:
https://wallethub.com/edu/best-worst-cities-for-recreation/5144/

SHARE THIS POST ON: Twitter | Share on Facebook | Google + | Pinterest

Speak Your Mind

*