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How The Milwaukee County Parks Department Ranks Nationally In Its Offerings

According to the Trust for Public Land, a national center concerned with conserving land for people, here is how the Milwaukee County Park System stacks up to other large metropolitan park systems in a number of areas.

 

  • Milwaukee County offers 16.3 acres of parkland per 1,000 residents.  The average for the 20 municipal areas with a population density of equal or near proportion is 20.6 acres per 1000 (for year 2005).
  • Milwaukee County provides $47 per resident in total park-related expenditures (including capital expenditures).  This ranks Milwaukee County 43 out of the 54 metro areas polled.  The average for all areas is $86 (for year 2004).
  • Milwaukee County provides $40 per resident in park related operating expenditures (not including capital expenditures).  This ranks Milwaukee County 39 out of 54 metro areas polled.  The average for all areas is $63 (for year 2004).
  • Milwaukee County provides 0.28 full time park employees per 1,000 residents.  This ranks Milwaukee County 60 out of the 66 metro areas polled.  The average for all metro areas is 0.70 (for year 2004).
  • Milwaukee County provides 1.3 baseball diamonds per 10,000 residents.  The average for the 20 municipal areas with a population density of equal or near proportion is 1.3 (for year 2005).
  • Milwaukee County provides 0.5 soccer fields per 10,000 residents.  The average for the 20 municipal areas with a population density of equal or near proportion is 0.7 (for year 2005).
  • Milwaukee County provides 1.6 golf courses per 100,000 residents.  The average for the 20 municipal areas with a population density of equal or near proportion is 1.0 (for year 2005).
  • Milwaukee County provides 1.2 park playgrounds per 10,000 residents.  This ranks Milwaukee County 42 of the 56 metro areas polled.  The average is 2.0 (for year 2005).
  • Milwaukee County provides 0.2 dog parks per 100,000 residents.  The average for all 56 municipal areas polled is 0.6 (for year 2005).

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