This indicator measures the number and acreage of city parks in Albuquerque and how many park acres exist per 1000 residents from fiscal years 2009 to 2012.
This indicator is part of Accessible parks.
This indicator measures the number and acreage of city parks in Albuquerque and how many park acres exist per 1000 residents from fiscal years 2009 to 2012. It also measures the approximate distance residents have to travel in order to access a City park. Recreation facilities of various types are shown for Albuquerque and five other benchmark Southwest cities for fiscal year 2011.
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Why is this indicator relevant?
Parks and recreation facilities are an important factor in the quality of life of a community, providing space for recreation and relaxation for individuals, families, and organized events. Parks should grow in number and location as the city grows and be conveniently sited with sufficient area and accessibility to meet the needs of nearby neighborhoods and communities.
|# Neighborhood, Community, and Regional Parks||285||290||294||295|
|# Park Acres||2,856||2,921||3,088||3,151|
|Park Acres per 1000 Residents||5.40||5.35||5.59||5.70|
|FY 2013||Percentage of Residential Lots Near a City Park|
|1/4 Mile or Less||63%|
|1/2 Mile or Less||94%|
|1 Mile or Less||99%|
|More Than 1 Mile||1%|
|Municipal Recreation Facilities, Fiscal Year 2011|
|City||Ball Diamonds||Dog Parks||Playgrounds||Golf Courses||Skateboard Parks||Basketball Hoops||Swimming Pools||Tennis Courts||Total Recreation Facilities|
What can we tell from the data?
- City park sites, acres, and acres per 1000 residents are increasing and keeping pace with the growth of Albuquerque’s population.
- City parks are conveniently located to residential areas. Over half of the residential lots in Albuquerque are within a quarter mile of a City park; 94% are within one mile. Only 1% of residential lots are more than a mile from a City park.
- The number of recreation facilities in Albuquerque is consistent with five other Southwest benchmark cities. Albuquerque ranks first in the number of tennis courts per capita, as well as number of dog parks per capita.
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