"Group Rates Minneapolis as Top U.S. City Park System"

"Minneapolis, where 94% of residents live within a 10-minute walk of a park, has the U.S.' best park system, according to new rankings by a national non-profit conservation group."

"New York improved from third in last year's ranking to second; San Francisco dropped from first last year to third, according to the Trust for Public Land's second annual ParkScore index.

ParkScore ranks park systems in the nation's 50 largest cities; last year, it ranked the nation's 40 biggest cities and Minneapolis, the 48th biggest city, was not included."

Larry Copeland reports for USA TODAY June 5, 2013.

Source: USA TODAY, 06/06/2013