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Old 01-06-2019, 01:34 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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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.
What about Volunteer Park? Rather small, but it's notable for its history.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volunteer_Park_(Seattle)

The one that first came to my mind is Seward Park, of course.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seward_Park,_Seattle
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Old 01-06-2019, 01:34 PM
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Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon
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Del Rio, Texas had a beautiful little park that I loved to visit. This was in the 70's, but I suspect it's still there. It was literally the one nice area in Del Rio. It consisted of a natural spring and lots of green grass and trees. The spring ended up in the Rio Grande River. I haven't been to Del Rio since 1972. I hope it's still there.
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Old 01-06-2019, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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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.
Green lake and discovery park.
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Old 01-06-2019, 02:09 PM
 
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Volunteer, Seward, Green Lake, Discovery, Arboretum, Lincoln....great parks, but I doubt they're well known. None are tourist attractions.

Ok, here's Seattle's iconic park: the Seattle Center. Always busy, a huge tourist attraction (for the stuff in it), and the center of much of Seattle's culture and events. The only counter is that it's more buildings than "park".
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Old 01-06-2019, 02:25 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Volunteer, Seward, Green Lake, Discovery, Arboretum, Lincoln....great parks, but I doubt they're well known. None are tourist attractions.

Ok, here's Seattle's iconic park: the Seattle Center. Always busy, a huge tourist attraction (for the stuff in it), and the center of much of Seattle's culture and events. The only counter is that it's more buildings than "park".
More like a plaza, really, but yeah, that would be the one that outsiders would know.

Orlando - Eola Park
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Old 01-06-2019, 02:26 PM
 
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Millennium Park might have replaced both Grant Park and Lincoln Park as the iconic park in Chicago. It's at the eastern edge of downtown, even closer to the shopping, entertainment, and dining venues than Grant Park. Millennium Park also has 'The Bean' (proper name is Cloudgate), which has become a new tourist destination in downtown Chicago.
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Old 01-06-2019, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Boston
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Atlanta - Piedmont Park
Baltimore - Druid Hill Park
Charlotte - Freedom Park
Baltimore...Druid Hill Park I think.... is over shadowed by Patterson Park.
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Old 01-06-2019, 05:06 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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But Point State Park is our signature park dont you agree? Even though it has very little in the way of amenities it is one of the defining places in Pittsburgh.
But it's part of the state park system. I agree with Schenley. JMO.

Denver has 3:
City Park
Washington Park
Sloan's Lake Park
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Old 01-06-2019, 05:19 PM
 
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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).
Miami has 2 national parks though
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Old 01-06-2019, 07:01 PM
 
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Buffalo has a string of Olmsted designed parks, connected by a series of parkways. The largest and most prominent is Delaware Park.
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