Omaha Parks Rated As Nation's 12th Best

By: WOWT 6 News Email
By: WOWT 6 News Email

Omaha is 12th on a list of the nation's best park system, according to The Trust for Public Land, which ranked cities based on park
access/proximity, size and services.

“You can't have a great city without great parks,” said Senior Vice President and Director of City Park Development for The Trust for Public Land Adrian Benepe. “Parks provide places for children and adults to be physically active and they serve as community meeting places where friendships are built and a sense of community is strengthened.”

Minneapolis came in first followed by New York; Boston; Portland, Oregon; San Francisco; Washington, D.C.; Denver; Sacramento; San Diego; Virginia Beach and Aurora, Colorado. Kansas City and Chicago tied for 16th place.

The cities with the lowest rated park system are Fresno; Louisville, Kentucky; Indianapolis; Charlotte and Mesa, Arizona.

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