by Matt Alderton | June 02, 2018
Summer is here. And that means that more events are taking place outdoors. For a taste of which cities might have the best outdoor venues, take a look at The Trust for Public Land's "ParkScore" rankings, which rank U.S. cities according to the quality of their parks. Here are the top 10 based on four important characteristics of an effective park system: acreage, investment, amenities, and access.

10. Irvine, CA

9. New York, NY

8. Chicago, IL

7. Cincinnati, OH

6. Portland, OR

5. San Francisco, CA

4. Arlington, VA

3. Washington, DC

2. St. Paul, MN

1. Minneapolis, MN (pictured)

Source: The Trust for Public Land