Ranking the Best (and Worst) Cities for Recreation

July is "National Park and Recreation Month." To commemorate, WalletHub compiled a ranking system that compares cities by their recreational opportunities.
July 25, 2014, 7am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Richie Bernardo explains the purpose and methodology of the rankings: "In an effort to educate Americans on the value of an active lifestyle and the importance of public open spaces in their communities and finances, WalletHub compared the 100 largest U.S. cities and highlighted those with the most diverse opportunities for recreation, sports and culture. We did so using 24 key metrics that examine each city’s finances, parks quality, entertainment and recreation facilities as well as its weather and environmental conditions."


At the top of the list is Cincinnati. The city's top ranking provoked media coverage by Erin Caproni at the Cincinnati Business Courier.

At the other end of the list are Jersey City and Newark in New Jersey, which prompted coverage by Summer Dawn Hotillosa for The Jersey Journal.

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Published on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 in WalletHub
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