Sacramento tied for third in a rating of the nation's top park systems.
Minneapolis took top honors in the Trust for Public Land's ParkScore index.
New York came in second and Sacramento, Boston and San Francisco tied for third.
The ratings are based on three factors: park access, which measures the percentage of residents within a half-mile walk of a park; park size, which is based on the community's median park size and percentage of total city area dedicated to parks; and a category that combines number of playgrounds per 10,000 residents and per capita park spending.
The report's profile of cities mentions Land Park (most visited) and the American River Parkway (largest) in Sacramento.
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