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Old 01-06-2019, 10:29 AM
 
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Raleigh: Pullen Park
It has been, though I assume Dix is being designed to take the mantle. Umstead is my preference however.
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Old 01-06-2019, 10:39 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Atlanta has two:

Piedmont Park in Midtown Atlanta:

https://www.google.com/maps/@33.7840...!7i8704!8i4352

Centennial Olympic Park in Downtown Atlanta:

https://www.google.com/maps/@33.7595...!7i2508!8i1254
I'd add Chastain Park, as the amphitheater has been an established fixture in Atlanta for many decades now.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_Bank_Amphitheatre
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Old 01-06-2019, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Terramaria
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It's a shame Boston's Franklin Park is bordered by some rough areas (Mattapan to the east and Roxbury to the north). It feels a lot more complete in terms of amenities compared to the Common, which is closer in size to Philadelphia's Independence Mall. It has the city's zoo, the William J. Devine golf course, the Playstead, White Stadium, picnic areas, trails, and arguably extends to include Mass Audubon's Boston Nature Center along with the Olmstead green. It's literally much more of a central park than the Common was considering the city limits of Boston.

Washington D.C.'s Rock Creek Park is a serious competitor though for The National Mall, containing the zoo, a golf course, a tennis stadium, ballfields, an amphitheater, numerous trails and campground areas, a historic house, Hillwood Estate, more memorials, Pierce Mill, a horse center, a planetarium, Fort DeRussy, and the feeling that you're not in a major city among its wooded areas. Most tourists though don't venture uptown and stick to the mall, with the possible exception of the zoo.
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Old 01-06-2019, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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Some of these parks are not walkable from the CBD.
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Old 01-06-2019, 12:07 PM
 
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I love Milwaukee's Lake Park:

https://www.google.com/maps/uv?hl=en...oiowDnoECAUQBg

And, Milwaukee's Veteran's Park....both are on Lake Michigan, and walkable to downtown.

https://www.google.com/maps/uv?hl=en...oiowDnoECAUQBg
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Old 01-06-2019, 12:33 PM
 
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Seattle has some great parks but nothing stands above the others. That includes a couple former military bases in the 500-acre range each.

The center of town lacks a big signature park easily walkable from the CBD.

We tried to build a "Seattle Commons" in South Lake Union in the 1990s...it was popular though controversial, but failed twice at the polls. Ironically, the failure led to the one of the country's greatest district booms since then.
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Old 01-06-2019, 12:37 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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Some of these parks are not walkable from the CBD.
Your point? How does that invalidate a park from being a city's signature park?
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Old 01-06-2019, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Montreal/Miami/Toronto
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Miami's standout park is Bayfront Park, which is really nothing special but it is one of the very very few parks the downtown/urban core has, but it is a pretty small park (32 acres).
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Old 01-06-2019, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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Houston has at least three notable parks, but not sure which one would get the signature rating:
Buffalo Bayou
Herman Park
Discovery Green
What about Memorial Park?
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Old 01-06-2019, 01:27 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Some of these parks are not walkable from the CBD.
Was that a requirement set forth by the OP? I don't recall reading it.

What about Rock Creek Park in Washington DC?
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