A new report by the nonprofit Trust For Public Land gives San Francisco a perfect score of 100 for access to city parks and other recreational areas. This means that every resident in the city is within a half-mile or 10-minute walk to a park. San Francisco is the only major city in the U.S. with a perfect score.
Other Bay Area cities that scored high were Oakland, where 85 percent of city residents are within a 10-minute walk to a park and San Jose, where 75 precent are within walking distoance.
By contrast on 54 percent of residents in Los Angeles live with in a half-mile of a park.