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New data from the Trust for Public Land shows which cities have the most parks per resident

The Trust for Public Land this week released their 2011 City Park Facts. The report discloses a variety of public park-related data from America's 100 largest cities. As USA Today has already noted, the fastest-growing park type in the country is now dog parks:

There were 569 off-leash dog parks in the 100 largest cities in 2010, a 34 percent jump in five years. Parks overall increased only 3 percent in that time.

But how do cities stack up on a variety of park types? The graphs below show the top 10 cities in each of six categories.

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