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View Poll Results: What is/ are your favorite parks?
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco 7 8.43%
The Presidio, San Francisco 1 1.20%
Central Park, Manhattan New York 25 30.12%
Bois De Boulogne, Paris 0 0%
Bois De vincennes, Paris 1 1.20%
Hyde Park, London 2 2.41%
Stanley park, Vancouver 10 12.05%
Ueno park, Tokyo 0 0%
Lincoln Park, Chicago 5 6.02%
Fairmount park, Philadelphia 10 12.05%
Phoenix park, DC 0 0%
retiro park, Madrid 1 1.20%
Tiergarten, Berlin 0 0%
balboa park, San diego 2 2.41%
Mont royal park, montreal 3 3.61%
Prospect park, Brooklyn 2 2.41%
Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris 3 3.61%
Park GŁell, Barcelona 0 0%
Parco Savello, Rome 0 0%
other 11 13.25%
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Old 01-19-2011, 10:34 PM
 
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What is your favorite city park in the world and why? add pictures if you want
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Old 01-19-2011, 10:42 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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My favorites are kind of a tie. It's hard not to love Central Park, Boston Common, Millenium/Grant Park, or Piedmont Park. Lincoln Park and Chastain Park are nice, too, but they are both north of their respective cities and serve slightly different purposes. There are just so many parks I haven't been to, but I wish Florida cities had better city parks!

Why do I love these parks? They are large and are islands of green beauty surrounded by seas of skyscrapers. Lots of people use them and they make for good people watching. They have beautiful buildings and man-made features. They have unique histories and have served specific purposes. Central Park and Piedmont Park were both designed by Frederick Law Olmsted (largely) and Olmsted also played a role in Boston's Emerald necklace.

Some pictures of Piedmont Park that I took during this snow storm!

http://i916.photobucket.com/albums/ad1/jsimms3/Atlanta%20Snowstorm%202011/S17.jpg (broken link)

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http://i916.photobucket.com/albums/ad1/jsimms3/Atlanta%20Snowstorm%202011/S27.jpg (broken link)
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Old 01-19-2011, 10:51 PM
 
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wow beautiful!
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Old 01-19-2011, 10:53 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Sorry, didn't see the poll before and "world parks." Caution with world questions because I have noticed some threads with such questions shut down. Of that list, though, I would say Retiro Park. I have pictures, but unfortunately not on my computer.
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Old 01-19-2011, 11:21 PM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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Well when I lived in Newark NJ (which all around gets a horrible reputation) I lived a block from Branch Brook Park which was a pleasant convenience. I got to let my dog run free whenever, and got to feeling as if I was FAR AWAY from Newark whenever I was there.
A little known fact about Branch Brook Park is that it has more Cherry Blossoms (trees) than any other park in the country, including West Potomac Park in DC (which is famous for its Cherry Blossoms).

Most would never expect this to be Newark:


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I guess I can say it's my favorite park outside of Central Park and Golden Gate Bridge Park.
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Old 01-19-2011, 11:27 PM
 
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Well when I lived in Newark NJ (which all around gets a horrible reputation) I lived a block from Branch Brook Park which was a pleasant convenience. I got to let my dog run free whenever, and got to feeling as if I was FAR AWAY from Newark whenever I was there.
A little known fact about Branch Brook Park is that it has more Cherry Blossoms (trees) than any other park in the country, including West Potomac Park in DC (which is famous for its Cherry Blossoms).

Most would never expect this to be Newark:


By I'mFromNewJersey (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thefrans/ - broken link)

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I guess I can say it's my favorite park outside of Central Park and Golden Gate Bridge Park.
woooowww that is freaking gorgeous! thanks for showing me that!
(by the way "golden gate bridge park" is actualy named the presidio, and it is the only national park in a city and is what i voted for on this list!
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Old 01-19-2011, 11:33 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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My fav park is central park and Crotona park
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Old 01-19-2011, 11:35 PM
 
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here are a few pics
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What is your favorite city park?-golden_gate-7.jpg   What is your favorite city park?-bridge_view_from_presidio.jpg  
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Old 01-19-2011, 11:44 PM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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woooowww that is freaking gorgeous! thanks for showing me that!
(by the way "golden gate bridge park" is actualy named the presidio, and it is the only national park in a city and is what i voted for on this list!

My pleasure!
I dealt with a lot of people belittling Newark for their own sick amusement when it was "my location" on these forums, so it's always good to see someone appreciate the good things it had.

I had no idea Golden Gate Park was a national park It's definitely my 2nd favorite (right behind Central Park)
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Old 01-19-2011, 11:49 PM
 
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My pleasure!
I dealt with a lot of people belittling Newark for their own sick amusement when it was "my location" on these forums, so it's always good to see someone appreciate the good things it had.

I had no idea Golden Gate Park was a national park It's definitely my 2nd favorite (right behind Central Park)
oh sorry golden gate park is not.
you wrote golden gate "bridge" park which confused me because there is a national park called "the presidio" where the golden gate bridge is "located"

i love ggpark!
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