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Old 07-29-2016, 03:43 PM
 
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For metros between 1 and 2 million which cities do you think have the best park system.
Consider
-artificial landscape (eg: gardens, statues etc)
-natural landscape (hills, valleys, wildlands)
-quantity
-accessablity (are parks spread throughout the city, or concentrated):
-signature park
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Old 07-29-2016, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati (Norwood)
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Easily, Cincinnati (although its metro is app 2.2 m). It qualifies in all areas listed above.
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Old 07-29-2016, 04:59 PM
 
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Both Buffalo and Rochester have Olmsted park systems.
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Old 07-29-2016, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Rochester NY
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Rochester has great parks. I'd consider Highland Park the cities signature park. Cobbs Hill and Genesee Valley Park is nice to. Plus the Genesee Rive trails run throughout the whole city. And that's just naming a few.
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Old 07-30-2016, 07:50 AM
 
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park "systems" ?? hmm in what ways? organization or just the attributes you mentioned? tough one
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Old 07-30-2016, 08:10 AM
 
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park "systems" ?? hmm in what ways? organization or just the attributes you mentioned? tough one
system as in string of parks.
So taking every park in the city together which city has the best.
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Old 07-31-2016, 09:51 AM
 
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Albuquerque has the most parkland per capita: Parkland per person in the United States
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Old 07-31-2016, 09:59 AM
 
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Albuquerque has the most parkland per capita: Parkland per person in the United States
That is nice, but I don't think that is the best measure. You can't expect Providence, RI, with a Density of 9,700 ppsm to have the same parkland per capita as Albuquerque, a city with 2,900 ppsm. Providence would need 3x more parkland that Albuquerque, which is just unrealistic.
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Old 07-31-2016, 11:28 AM
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Location: Ontario
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Albuquerque has the most parkland per capita: Parkland per person in the United States
Beat me to it!

Yes, Albuquerque, both the Bosque down by the river and
plenty of parkland up in the Sandias.
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Old 07-31-2016, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati (Norwood)
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Easily, Cincinnati (although its metro is app 2.2 m). It qualifies in all areas listed above.
From the Cincinnati Business Journal:
http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnat...on-s-best.html

(the complete 2016 city rankings) ParkScore
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