Best Of 2021

Best Confirmation that Cincinnati Parks Are, In Fact, Excellent: Cincinnati’s park system ranked fifth in the nation in the Annual ParkScore Index Report

The Trust for Public Land announced that Cincinnati’s park system ranked fifth in the nation in the Annual ParkScore Index Report, climbing three spots above its ranking in 2019. (Minneapolis had the No. 1 ranking park system in the nation. Oklahoma City was ranked the worst.) ParkScore rankings are based on park access, acreage, investment and amenities, including the number of basketball hoops, off-leash dog parks, playgrounds, “splash pads,” recreation and senior centers and restrooms. Cincinnati claimed the highest score in the U.S. for park amenities and also received strong marks for park access and park investment. cincinnatiparks.com.