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City Parks

Areas set aside within cities and towns for relaxation, recreation, and entertainment.


Balboa Park

San Diego, California, 92104
Balboa Park is a 1,200-acre (490 ha) urban cultural park in San Diego, California. In addition to open space areas, natural vegetation zones, green belts, gardens, and walking paths, it contains museums, several theaters, and the San Diego Zoo.


Battery Park

Burlington, Chittenden County, Vermont, 05401
Battery Park is a public park overlooking Lake Champlain at the western end of downtown Burlington, Vermont.


Bear Creek Regional Park

Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, 80906
Bear Creek Regional Park and Nature Center is a regional park located in Colorado Springs, Colorado that has trails for hiking, horseback riding, running and cycling. Within the park is a nature center and the El Paso Park Headquarters.


Bicentennial Park

Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, 43215
John W. Galbreath Bicentennial Park is a 4.66-acre (1.89 ha) park in downtown Columbus, Ohio. The park features a fountain, a park restaurant and a performance pavilion.


Big Spring International Park

Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama, 35801
Big Spring International Park is located in downtown Huntsville, Alabama. The park is built around its namesake "Big Spring", the original water source that the city of Huntsville was built around.



Columbia, Howard County, Maryland
Blandair is 300 acres of former slave plantation located in Columbia, Maryland. The Blandair Foundation estate of Mrs. Smith was purchased by Howard County, Maryland and made into a park.


Boise Greenbelt

Boise, Ada County, Idaho
The Boise River Greenbelt is a recreational and alternate transportation trail along the banks of the Boise River through Boise, Idaho. The Boise Greenbelt is more of a greenway than a green belt since its character is linear.


Boulder Reservoir

Boulder, Boulder County, Colorado, 80301
Boulder Reservoir is located in the northern part of Boulder, Colorado. It stores water for the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District, also called Northern Water, and for the City of Boulder.


Bushnell Park

Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut
Bushnell Park in Hartford, Connecticut is the oldest publicly funded park in the United States. It was conceived by the Reverend Horace Bushnell in the mid-1850s at a time when the need for open public spaces was just starting to be recognized.


Centennial Olympic Park

Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, 30313
Centennial Olympic Park was built for the Centennial 1996 Summer Olympics. The 21 acre (85,000 m2) public park is owned and operated by the Georgia World Congress Center Authority.


Copley Square

Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, 02116
The square was created following the 1858 filling of most of the Back Bay Fens. Named for the American portraitist John Singleton Copley, the square is surrounded by some of Boston's most well-known buildings.


Dealey Plaza

Dallas, Dallas County, Texas
Dealey Plaza is a Dallas city park, built on land donated by early Dallas philanthropist and businesswoman Sarah Horton Cockrell. It was completed in 1940 as a WPA project.


Delano Park

Decatur, Morgan County, Alabama, 35601
Delano Park, operated by the Decatur Parks and Recreation Board, is the oldest park in the city of Decatur, Alabama.


Demopolis Public Square

Demopolis, Marengo County, Alabama, 36732
Demopolis Town Square, currently officially known as Confederate Park, is a historic park in the city of Demopolis, Alabama.


Discovery Park

Seattle, King County, Washington, 98199
Discovery Park is a 534-acre (2.16 km2) park on the shores of Puget Sound in the Magnolia neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. It is the city's largest public park and contains 11.81 miles (19.01 km) of walking trails.


Eureka Springs Park

Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, 33610
This site was developed into a botanical garden of rare and unusual plants as a result of many years of work by Albert Greensburg, who donated the site to Hillsborough County in 1967.


First Landing State Park

Virginia Beach, Virginia, 23451
First Landing State Park offers recreational opportunities at Cape Henry in the independent city of Virginia Beach, Virginia.


Flushing Meadows Corona Park

New York, New York
The park was the site of two world's fairs. It is also famous for its part in the movie "Men In Black."


Forsyth Park

Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia
Forsyth Park is the largest park in Savannah. It was created in the 1840s on 10 acres (0.04 km2) of land, donated by William Hodgson. In 1851, the park was expanded and named for Georgia Governor John Forsyth.


Fort Nuestra Señora de la Soledad

Umatac, Guam
Fort Nuestra Señora de la Soledad is a fortification near Umatac, Guam. It was made into a park following World War II.


Freedom Park

Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, 68110
Freedom Park is an outdoor park and museum at the Greater Omaha Marina on the bank of the Missouri River in the East Omaha section of Omaha, Nebraska.


Heartland of America Park

Omaha, Nebraska, 68102
Heartland of America Park is a public park located at 800 Douglas Street in downtown Omaha, Nebraska. The 31-acre (130,000 m2) park is situated between Interstate 80 and the Missouri River.


Hubbard Park

Montpelier, Washington County, Vermont
Hubbard Park is a 194-acre park located to the north of the Vermont State House in Montpelier, Vermont.


Julia Davis Park

Boise, Ada County, Idaho
Created in 1907 with a land donation from Thomas Jefferson Davis, Julia Davis Park is the first park in the "String of Pearls", the group of parks operated by the Boise Parks and Recreation Department that are located along the Boise River.


Louis Armstrong Park

New Orleans, Louisiana
Louis Armstrong Park is a 32-acre (130,000 m2) park located in the Tremé neighborhood of New Orleans, Louisiana, just across Rampart Street from the French Quarter.


Mayor Bill Overstreet Park

Juneau, Alaska
Mayor Bill Overstreet Park, also known locally as Overstreet Park (or more informally as Whale Park), is a beach and public park, located in the City of Juneau, Alaska.


Memorial Park

Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, 68132
Memorial Park is a park located near the Dundee neighborhood of Omaha, Nebraska. The park was created as a memorial for all of the men and women from Douglas County who have served in the armed forces.


Memorial Park

Houston, Harris County, Texas, 77007
Memorial Park, a municipal park in Houston, Texas, is one of the largest urban parks in the United States. Opened 97 years ago in 1924, the park covers approximately 1,466 acres (5.9 km2).


Millennium Park

Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, 60601
Millennium Park is a public park located in the Loop community area of Chicago in Illinois operated by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and managed by MB Real Estate.


Millennium Park

Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, 49534
Millennium Park is the largest urban park in West Michigan, located on the southwest side of Grand Rapids. Millennium Park connects four of the major cities in the area together, including Grand Rapids, Wyoming, Grandville, and Walker.


Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, 55403
The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is an 11-acre park in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It is located near the Walker Art Center, which operates it in coordination with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.


Mount Helena City Park

Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Montana, 59601
Mount Helena City Park is a 620-acre (2.5 km2) park in Helena, Montana. The park encompasses Mount Helena which rises 5,468 feet (1,667 m) above sea level, overlooking the city of Helena 1,300 feet (396 m) below.


Mud Island

Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, 38103
Mud Island includes a museum, restaurants, an amphitheater, and a residential area. It is accessible by the Memphis Suspension Railway (a monorail), by foot (via a footbridge located on top of the monorail), kayak, paddle board, or automobile.


Olympic Sculpture Park

Seattle, King County, Washington, 98121
Olympic Sculpture Park, created and operated by the Seattle Art Museum, is a public park with modern and contemporary sculpture in downtown Seattle, Washington.


Percival Landing Park

Olympia, Thurston County, Washington
Percival Landing Park is a public park located in Olympia, Washington. Named after a former commercial steamship wharf, the park is a well-known maritime landmark in the Pacific Northwest.


Pioneer Courthouse Square

Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, 97205
Pioneer Courthouse Square, also known as Portland's living room, opened in 1984, the square is bounded by Southwest Morrison Street on the north, Southwest 6th Avenue on the east, Southwest Yamhill Street on the south, and Southwest Broadway on the west.


Point Mallard Park

Decatur, Morgan County, Alabama, 35601
Point Mallard Park is a park located in Decatur, Alabama that sits on 500 acres (2.0 km2) of the Flint Creek shoreline. Flint Creek is a tributary of the nearby Tennessee River.


Portland Japanese Garden

Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, 97205
The Portland Japanese Garden is a traditional Japanese garden occupying 12 acres, located within Washington Park in the West Hills of Portland, Oregon.


Priest Point Park

Olympia, Thurston County, Washington
Priest Point Park is a public park located in Olympia, Washington. Established in 1905, it was the city's first waterfront park, providing access to the Budd Inlet of Puget Sound.


Riverfront Plaza/Belvedere

Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
Dedicated on April 27, 1973, the Riverfront Plaza/Belvedere consists of a grassy 7-acre (28,000 m2) park built atop a large parking garage and Interstate 64. It also features fountains, shelters, and an ice-skating rink.


Roger Williams National Memorial

Providence, Rhode Island, 02903
The Roger Williams National Memorial is a landscaped urban park located on a common lot of the original settlement of Providence, Rhode Island.


Romare Bearden Park

Charlotte, ​​Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, 28202
Romare Bearden Park is a 5.4-acre public park located in Charlotte, North Carolina. Named for Charlotte born artist Romare Bearden, it opened in late August 2013.


Rosa Parks Circle

Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, 49503
Rosa Parks Circle is a plaza located in the heart of Grand Rapids, Michigan.


Seaside Park

Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut, 06604
Seaside Park, located in Bridgeport, Connecticut, is a 2.5-mile (4.0 km) long crescent-shaped park bordering Bridgeport Harbor, Long Island Sound, and Black Rock Harbor. The park lies within Bridgeport's South End neighborhood.


Senator Angel Leon Guerrero Santos Latte Stone Memorial Park

Hagåtña, Guam
Senator Angel Leon Guerrero Santos Latte Stone Memorial Park is an urban park in Hagåtña, Guam. Established in the 1950s, it is best known for its set of eight historical latte stones, which were transferred from their original site in Fena.


Stark Park

Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, 03104
Stark Park is a city park located on the north side of Manchester, New Hampshire. It is a 30-acre parcel of land which was once part of the larger farm property of American Revolutionary War hero John Stark.


Temple Square

Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, 84150
Temple Square is a 10-acre (4.0 ha) complex, owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Within Temple Square are the Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake Tabernacle, Salt Lake Assembly Hall, the Seagull Monument, and two visitors' centers.


Washington Square

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19106
Washington Square was originally called Southeast Square and was one of the original parks created by William Penn in his plan for Philadelphia.


Weequahic Park

Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, 07114
Weequahic Park is a park located in the south ward of Newark, New Jersey. Weequahic Park has the largest lake in Essex County. The park is 311.33 acres including the 80-acre lake.


Whatcom Falls Park

Bellingham, Washington, 98229
Whatcom Falls Park is a 241-acre (0.98 km(sub)2(/sub)) park in Bellingham, Washington. The park has four sets of waterfalls and several miles of well maintained walking trails.


Woodard Bay Natural Resources Conservation Area

Olympia, Thurston County, Washington
Woodard Bay Natural Resources Conservation Area is a natural reserve in Olympia, Washington protected under the Washington Natural Areas Program.

Top 10 Most Popular City Parks Landmarks

  1. Centennial Olympic Park
  2. Eureka Springs Park
  3. Forsyth Park
  4. Balboa Park
  5. Copley Square
  6. Whatcom Falls Park
  7. Dealey Plaza
  8. Tree of Knowledge Park
  9. Temple Square
  10. Boise Greenbelt

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