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Sugar Land Earns High Marks for Park Systems

(SUGAR LAND) - The City of Sugar Land has landed one of the top scores in Texas in a national index of local park systems in the 100 largest U.S. cities. The nonprofit ParkScore ranking rates city green spaces based on access, equity, amenities, acreage and investment.

TPL aims to help create parks and protect public land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come. They work with communities across the country to ensure that everyone has a park within a 10-minute walk of their home.

As of 2023, 83 percent of Sugar Land residents were within a 10-minute walk to a park. The data includes city parks, homeowner association parks and elementary school playgrounds.

The ParkScore ranking cited investments and amenities for Sugar Land’s success. Recent offerings include a new pump track at The Crown Festival Park, the completion of Brazos River Park Phase III, which included a new pavilion, a playground and the Go Ape Zipline and Adventure Park, and enhancements at Cullinan Park.

The amenities are part of the city’s 27 parks, which encompass 1,174 acres of developed parkland and more than 35 miles of trails, as well as the Imperial Park Recreation Center, T.E. Harman Center, Municipal Pool at City Park and many additional city facilities.

“The TPL ParkScore includes a helpful mapping tool that allows us to easily determine what areas lack convenient walkability to parks or trails from homes and offices,” said Director of the Parks and Recreation Joe Chesser. “This highlights where we need to focus efforts for future parks or greenspace acquisition. We would love to have 100 percent of the Sugar Land community within a 10 minute walk to a park.”

To see the report, click here: ParkServe® for Sugar Land, TX - TPL

To learn more about Sugar Land parks, visit


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