DC is No. 1 in ParkScore survey; Arlington No. 4 – The Washington Post – DC Initiative on Racial Equity
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The District regained the top spot and Arlington held steady at No. 4 in an annual national survey of large U.S. cities with the best parks, as officials focused on equitable park access in the wake of George Floyd’s murder.

The survey, released Thursday by the Trust for Public Land, a San Francisco-based nonprofit group, ranks the nation’s 100 largest cities on park access, acreage, investment, amenities — and, for the first time this year, “park equity.”

“The new equity measures were inspired by the national awakening on racial justice and The Trust for Public Land’s long-standing commitment to equitable park access and quality,” the group said in a statement.

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