San Diego's Park System Ranked Among Best in U.S.

Living in San Diego is a walk in the park.

That’s according to a new study by the Trust for Public Land, which found that America’s Finest City is among the top cities in the nation for its park system.

San Diego tied with Seattle at No. 9 in the list that ranks the cities’ quality and abundance of parks.

The study looked at the percentage of residents living within a 10-minute walk of a park, percentage of land dedicated to public parks and quality of facilities and investment in parks.

Minneapolis and St. Paul tied for first, and the study found that 95 to 96 percent of residents in the Twin Cities live in walking distance of a park.

In San Diego, the percentage of residents who live within a half-mile from a park is 77 percent.

The study also found that 23.5 percent of San Diego’s city limits is covered with parks and that Mission Bay Park is the most-visited municipal park.

The only other California city to make the top 10 was San Francisco, which came in at No. 4.

Read a detailed snapshot of San Diego's public park system here.

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