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Old 07-31-2016, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
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If you count natural surroundings Salt Lake City cannot be beat. There are 6 ski resorts and endless outdoors within 20 minutes of downtown. Also to mention that downtown has a canyon 3 blocks from the city center.
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Old 07-31-2016, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Cleveland
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Easy. Cleveland. The metropark system is one of the best, if not the best, metropolitan park district in the country, a 2015 gold medal winner from National Recreation and Park Association. It has over 22,000 acres under management and is fully supported by non-renewable taxes. The money is always there. In addition, there are 33,000 contiguous acres in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, a portion of which is co-managed by the Cleveland metropark system.
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Old 08-01-2016, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
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Minneapolis' park system is amazing. Designed by Horace Cleveland (considered the second best landscape architect, after FLO of course.) Loring Park is a beautiful, urban park that is right next to the Walker Contemporary Art Museum, which has a sculpture garden. There is also Minehaha Park, which has a gorgeous waterfall. Then there are the lakes, many of which have trails going around them. All of the parks are connected by an extremely impressive greenway. I visited MSP for a day and was absolutely blown away.
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Old 08-05-2016, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Minneapolis. I don't think you'll find anything like Minnehaha Park inside a US city that size besides in Minneapolis.
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