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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.


Boise Greenbelt

Boise, 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Pioneer Courthouse Square

Portland, 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.


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.


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.


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.

Top 10 Most Popular City Parks Landmarks

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