Dog parks are gaining popularity in city park systems across the country. In 2019, The TPL counted 810 of them in the nation's 100 largest cities—an increase of 37 parks since this time last year. Read 2019 Dog Parks report to find out which cities are leading the pack when it comes to building dog-friendly parks. Via: TPL
The Trust for Public Land reports that there are currently 810 dog parks between the 100 largest cities in the United States, which is a 74% increase since 2009. This makes the dog park one of the fastest growing park amenities in the country.
But what is the best city for dog parks? Trust for Public Land (TPL) has the answer.
TPL put together a list of the top American cities for dog parks, and the results may surprise you. The ranking was calculated based on the number of dog parks for every 100,000 of a given city's residents, which means that even though New York City has more dog parks than any other large American city with 145 dog parks, it doesn't rank in the top ten because the metropolis, with a population of 8,679,888, only has roughly 1.7 dog parks for every 100,000 residents.
Based on a TPL’s ranking, these are the top American cities for dog parks out of the USA’s 100 largest cities.
1. Boise, Idaho: 13 dog parks with 5.7 parks for every 100,000 residents
2. Portland, Oregon: 35 dog parks with 5.4 parks for every 100,000 residents
3. Henderson, Nevada: 15 dogs parks with 5.0 parks for every 100,000 residents
4. Norfolk, Virginia: 12 dog parks with 4.8 parks for every 100,000 residents
5. San Francisco, California: 35 dog parks with 4 parks for every 100,000 residents
5. Tampa, Florida (tie): 15 dog parks with 4 parks for every 100,000 residents
7. Las Vegas, Nevada: 25 dog parks with 3.9 parks for every 100,000 residents
7. Madison, Wisconsin (tie): 10 dog parks with 3.9 parks for every 100,000 residents
9. Oakland, California : 16 dog parks with 3.7 parks for every 100,000 residents
10. Arlington, Virginia: 8 dog parks with 3.5 parks for every 100,000 residents
To see the full list, visit TPL.org.