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 today released its report on 2018’s Best & Worst Cities for Recreation.
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.
Recreation in New York (1=Best; 50=Avg.):
- 15th – Spending on Parks per Capita
- 12th – Parkland as % of City Area
- 1st – Bike Rental Facilities per Capita
- 2nd – % of Population with Walkable Park Access
- 11th – Music Venues per Capita
- 4th – Tennis Courts per Capita
- 1st – Park Playgrounds per Capita
- 31st – Swimming Pools per Capita
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