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Old 01-06-2019, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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When I think of signature park, I think of one that visitors would be more likely to see.
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Old 01-06-2019, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Howard County, Maryland
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Philadelphia (Fairmont Park)
For a large park, yes. But if we're also counting smaller ones, then Independence National Historical Park (which contains both the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall) is the definite winner. And if for some reason that one doesn't count, then I'd say Rittenhouse Square.

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Baltimore - Druid Hill Park
Again, I would agree if we're limiting ourselves to larger parks. (Though, Patterson Park could be a contender here.) But Federal Hill Park gets more exposure to the wider public than Druid Hill does. The classic image of Baltimore (the one showing the Inner Harbor and the nearby downtown high rises) was taken from Federal Hill. We might also count Fort McHenry National Historic Park.
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Old 01-06-2019, 08:20 PM
 
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Salt Lake City:
Liberty Park
https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/utah/liberty-park-ut/
Sugarhouse Park
https://slco.org/parks/sugar-house-park/
Memory Grove
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Location...City_Utah.html
The mountains surrounding us.
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-...Vacations.html
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Old 01-06-2019, 08:26 PM
 
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Minneapolis is famous for its parks and green spaces yet I can think of a signature one.

Loring? Wirth?
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Old 01-06-2019, 08:30 PM
 
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More like a plaza, really, but yeah, that would be the one that outsiders would know.

Orlando - Eola Park
The Seattle Center has several acres of grass in addition to a lot of plazas.
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Old 01-07-2019, 12:02 AM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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Any large cities that generally just don't have a premier park? Trying to think of any.
Las Vegas

Denver

Dallas
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Old 01-07-2019, 05:36 AM
 
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Las Vegas

Denver

Dallas
Dallas - White Rock Lake?
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Old 01-07-2019, 06:38 AM
 
Location: Brew City
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I love Milwaukee's Lake Park:

And, Milwaukee's Veteran's Park....both are on Lake Michigan, and walkable to downtown.
I don't know how it's possible but I've never actually been to Lake Park. I drive past it twice a day and according to Google Maps it's only a 13 min. bike ride from my house. I'm actually quite embarrassed by this and plan to remedy it soon.

I do enjoy Veteran's Park. It was appalling to see what Harley Davidson did to it after their 115th anniversary. We were at the park a few days after and it was destroyed. Hopefully by next summer you'll never notice.

https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/...ry/1189967002/
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Old 01-07-2019, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Lil Rhodey
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Providence : Roger Williams Park
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Old 01-07-2019, 09:32 AM
 
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Some cities obviously have a very large park that is truly the signature park for the city, not only in size, but in amenities.

These would include:
New York (Central Park)
Philadelphia (Fairmont Park)
Washington (national mall)
Boston (Commons/Public Garden)
Chicago (Lincoln Park..although Grant Park gives it some competition)
St. Louis (Forest Park)
Detroit (Belle Island)
New Orleans (City Park)
San Diego (Balboa Park)
Los Angeles (Griffith Park)
San Francisco (Golden Gate Park)

Which other cities have that kind of large, signature park?

And which cities have no park that stands out basically as the flagship and, in fact, there may be no large parks within the city? (this is not a negative; it merely means they are organized differently)
The OP specifically put the word LARGE in the title of the thread.

I am guessing he is referring to large plots of land, with substantial natural areas; I am guessing at least 100 acres in size. Not places like Independence National Historical Park and Seattle Center.

For Cleveland, this arguably would be Edgewater Park, although a little on the small side with 147 acres, has 6,000 feet of Lake Erie Shoreline and has exceptional views of downtown Cleveland and the Lake.

https://www.google.com/search?q=edge...w=1022&bih=445
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