San Francisco is the first city in the nation to have every resident live within a 10-minute walk of a park or open space. The percentage is calculated by the Trust for Public Land, a nonprofit that facilitates the creation of parks and analyzes park systems for the 100 largest cities nationwide.
On Tuesday, city officials hiked to the newly renovated Hilltop Park in the Bayview from a nearby day care center. It was a 10-minute walk. There, as a cold wind whipped through the trees, Mayor Ed Lee announced the achievement to applause.
“In San Francisco, we want everyone to enjoy the prosperity of this city, which is why it is particularly meaningful that we have a local parks system that is accessible and enjoyable for all of our residents,” Lee said Monday. “We are proud to be the first city in the nation to have at least one …