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Arbor Hills Nature Preserve in Plano, Texas. One reason Plano's ParkScore is so high is because it invests in its park system, spending about $210 per resident.
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Once again, Plano is getting high marks for its park system. In its annual ParkScore index, The Trust for Public Land ranked Plano 15th out of the 100 largest U.S. cities. Last year, it ranked 18th.

City of Plano

Plano's again the highest-ranking Texas city in the Trust For Public Land's annual ParkScore index, which measures park access and quality in 100 U.S. cities.

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With summer just around the corner, the nonprofit Trust for Public Land has released its annual ParkScore Index, which rates the park systems in the 100 largest cities in the U.S. Plano improved its score from last year. Unfortunately, competition from other cities caused some North Texas cities to slip.

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The non-profit Trust for Public Land has released its annual ParkScore Index, which rates the park systems in the 100 largest cities in the U.S. Six North Texas cities made the list. Here’s how they stacked up:

Plano Parks Foundation

The non-profit Trust for Public Land has released its annual ParkScore ratings, which ranks public park systems in the 75 largest U.S. cities. Plano scored the highest out of Texas cities, coming in at No. 17.