Parks for All Californians

Toolkit > GIS > Park Access Tool

The CA Department of Parks and Recreation is proud to provide 2015 neighborhood-level park access and demographic information. Updates will be made in 2018-19 to support California’s 2020 SCORP analysis. Two standard methods are available to help identify areas in need of additional parks.

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Living within a half mile of a park

  • Left map: Identifies neighborhood areas that do not have a park within a half mile.

Park acres per one thousand residents

  • Right map: Displays the ratio of park acres per thousand residents. For a more specific analysis of a potential project site, use the Community FactFinder

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24% of residents of California live further than a half mile from a park
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 Park or Preserved Area

 < 200 people per sq mi

 200 - 1,000 ppl per sq mi

 > 1,000 ppl per sq mi


 Area within 1/2 mile of a park


 Block groups with no population


 Disadvantaged Community

62% of residents of California live in areas with less than 3 acres of parks or open space per 1000 residents
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 Park or Preserved Area

 <1

 1 to 3

 >3


 Disadvantaged Community

Disclaimer and methods

Median Household Income is less than $49,119
Median Household Income is less than $49,119
Over 1/2 mile from a park or open space area
Park/open space acres per 1,000 residents calculated by census tract
Parks/public open space with open public access. Based on CPAD2014a.
Parks/public open space with open public access. Based on CPAD2014a.