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17,555 Basketball Hoops

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Opening of New York City Park, Assist by Dad.

Other than playgrounds, basketball hoops are something that you can count on in nearly all city parks. City continue to add them, the current total in the 100 largest cities is 17,555, an average of 2.97 per 100,000 residents. That’s an increase of 915 from last year’s total of 16,640.

In terms of sheer numbers, New York City bounces to the top with 3,110, followed by Chicago with 1,076, Philadelphia with 640, Houston with 514 and San Diego with 385.

In terms of our City Park Facts measurement of “per 100,000 residents,” Madison is first with 9.8 (239 hoops), Norfolk, VA second with 8.2 (203 total), St. Paul third with 7.46 (220 hoops), Richmond fourth with 6.6 (146 hoops) and Buffalo fifth with 6.3 (165 hoops.)

Learn more about City Park trends in the 2017 edition of City Park Facts, coming April 20 to tpl.org. If you have questions or comments about this or other city park facts, contact us at ccpe@tpl.org and follow @cityparkfacts on Twitter.

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