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D.C. is #6 in nation for parkland

The Trust for Public Land has released its 2013 ParkScore rankings, which grade the 50 largest U.S. cities on their available parkland, the amenities available in the parks, and the placement of the parks within each city.

D.C. ranked sixth, behind Minneapolis, New York, Sacramento, San Franciso, and Boston.

According to TPL, nearly all District residents live within a 10-minute walk of a public park (though most are pretty small). The city also scored highly on its park spending per resident: $343.67 per capita, according to TPL. (That number appears to count NPS spending on federal parks like Rock Creek and the Mall.)

Where D.C. didn't score as highly was on playgrounds: there are 1.7 playgrounds per 10,000 residents, according to TPL, which earned the city a score of 5 out of 20 for that section.

Still, woot.

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