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Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-PLAY (7529)

Fax: 503-823-6007

1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1302, Portland, OR 97204

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Parks & Recreation Amenities help Portland to #2 on Active Lifestyles List

Should we be number one? Largely because of Portland Parks & Recreation facilities, Portland is ranked #2 nationally for best city for active lifestyles!  WalletHub ranked the 100 most populated U.S. cities and considered 25 key metrics such as the number of swimming pools and parkland acres per capita (we have 13 public pools and more than 11,000 acres in the Portland Parks & Recreation system!)  

Living an Active Lifestyle in Portland (1=Best; 50=Avg.)

• 1st – % of People Who Participate in Any Physical Activity

• 35th – Number of Baseball Fields per Capita

• 15th – Number of Basketball Hoops per Capita

• 15th – Number of Fitness Centers per Capita • 26th – Number of Parkland Acres per Capita • 18th – Walk Score