Cities with the most green space: Here’s where Nashville ranked

Nashville landed at No. 3 out of the 97 cities ranked by Lawn Love

Kids playing on a park play structure.

Bundle up and visit Metro Parks.

Photo by @notathomemom

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.
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