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100 Percent of San Francisco Residents Live Within 10 Minutes of a Park: Report

One hundred percent of San Francisco residents live within a 10-minute walk of a public park, The Trust for Public Land reported Wednesday.

San Francisco ranked fifth among the 97 largest United States cities in an annual "ParkScore" index, and is the only city with 100 percent access for all residents.

The rankings also took into account park acreage, investment and amenities, which include basketball hoops, off-leash dog parks, playgrounds, water recreation centers and restrooms.

Oakland came in second regionally, with 84 percent of the city's residents living within a 10-minute walk of a public park.

Nationwide, San Jose, Fremont and Oakland also ranked highly for park access. Fremont, where parks occupy 37 percent of city land, ranked number two nationally for park acreage. Anchorage, Alaska ranked number one at 84 percent.

Overall, national park spending has increased by $429 million since 2017 and park access increased slightly across the country, according to the index.

Minneapolis had the highest ParkScore for the third consecutive year. Charlotte, North Carolina had the lowest this year.

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