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Reno ranked in the top 10 of 100 metro areas for overall best places for recreation by WalletHub.

WalletHub, a financial advice website, regularly compiles data from various government and research groups and ranks cities as a way to promote its site.

The site created a ranking list for the “2015’s Best & Worst Cities for Recreation” as part of National Park and Recreation Month. But the term “parks and recreation” includes more than just park facilities. The study also considers concerts, food festivals and even museums and other happenings that contribute to the overall well-being of the city, according to WalletHub.

The study compares 100 of the largest U.S. cities across 27 key metrics including basic costs, entertainment, climate and quality of parks.

Overall, Reno ranked No. 9 out 100, with St. Louis ahead and Denver trailing behind. The ranking isn’t too surprising, as Reno is known for its outdoor and recreational activities. It also ranked No. 10 for recreational costs, but 27 for entertainment and recreational facilities and climate.

What was surprising was that Reno was in the bottom of the list for quality of parks, ranking at a low 84.

Reno also ranked:

No. 2 for average fitness club fees

No. 23 for the number of bike rental facilities per 100,000 residents

No. 25 for the number of music venues per 100,000 residents

No. 39 for the number of tennis courts per 100,000 residents

No. 45 for acres of parkland per 100,000 residents

And No. 54 for the number of park playgrounds per 100,000 residents.