Green looks great on you, Nashville. The city secured the No. 3 spot on Lawn Love’s list of “2023’s Cities With The Most Green Space.”
The lawn care service compared nearly 100 US cities based on five factors, including the number of parks, total park acreage, and average yard size. Scores were calculated, weighted, and averaged across all five factors using data from the Federal Housing Finance Agency, Interior Beat, and the Trust for Public Land.
How Nashville scored
- Overall score: 39.34 — 19 points from Jacksonville, FL (No. 2) and 27.13 points from Chesapeake, VA (No. 1)
- Total public and private green area per capita: 5
- Number of parks and green spaces: 22
- Total park acreage: 13
- Average yard square footage: 2
Bonus: Of the 97 ranked cities, Music City is No. 2 for “highest average yard square footage,” just behind Winston-Salem, NC (No. 1).
Four ways to enjoy our city green spaces
- Get a coffee from Farm City Coffee and sip and stroll Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.
- Rent a bike with Bike the Greenway and explore Two Rivers Park. Pro tip: The season starts in March + the business is currently selling pre-loved bikes for $150.
- Join a pickup soccer game at Centennial Park each Tuesday or Thursday.
- Take the kiddos to climb on the Red Caboose Park play structures.