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D.C. ranked among top cities for park accessibility

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Yes, D.C. is the nation’s capital, but it also holds the honor of one of the top cities in the country for green spaces.

A new survey, released by the Trust for Public Land, ranked Washington, D.C.  as sixth in the nation for park accessibility. According to the survey, 96 percent of District residents live within a 10-minute walk of a park, The Washington Post reported. The trade-off for so much accessibility to parks in the city is that the parks are smaller—they are just 0.67 acres.

The honor in the district comes from investment: D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray has designated $35 million to renovate 32 playgrounds as part of his Play D.C. initiative. Gray’s predecessor, Adrian M. Fenty (D), also made parks, recreation centers and playgrounds a priority, the Post reported.

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