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Old 01-07-2019, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Las Vegas

Denver

Dallas
Washington Park, City Park, Cheesman Park. Take your pick.
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Old 01-07-2019, 09:38 AM
 
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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/
Yes, I had seen that article. It is bad, but they'll get it fixed. Get yourself over to Lake Park, though, it's stunning.
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Old 01-07-2019, 12:32 PM
 
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Cincinnati - Eden Park
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Old 01-07-2019, 09:10 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Las Vegas

Denver

Dallas
I already posted this, but Denver-City Park.
https://www.denvergov.org/content/de...ion/parks.html
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Old 01-07-2019, 10:24 PM
 
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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)
Orange County, CA GREAT PARK Woo hoo! 1300+ acres of sports fields, a tethered hot air balloon ride, trails, and two golf courses! Coming in several phases over the next 20 years!
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Old 01-07-2019, 11:17 PM
 
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Chicago has its -- trinity if 3 downtown parks linked together.
Original "Grant Park" has;
- ball parks
- majestic Buckingham fountain (some may remember it in the opening to the sit-com "Married with Children).
- its majestic gardens and statues
- a concert stage
- a skateboarding park in it
- the harbor in Lake Michigan
- basically the "Art Institute of Chicago" within the Park
- the trinity of museums connected to it as the "Museum Campus"
--- the "Field Museum of Natural History"
--- "Shedd Aquarium"
--- "Adler Planetarium"

"Millennium Park" - a Top 40 Tourist Park haven in the Nation with;
- renown Architect Frank Ghery's "Pritzker Concert Pavilion"
- gardens to a wading water pool kids love hand turns into ice skating in winter
- "Cloud Gate" sculpture or "The Bean" a must see today for tourist.

"Maggie Daley" children's Park tourist love to stroll thru and a large "Skating Loop" that tunes to ice skating in winters.

Then it has its largest Park just north if the downtown "Lincoln Park". It has;
- the city's "Free Zoo"
- harbors and parkland for multi-uses
- the city's best beach.

- Millennium & Maggie Daley Park with the Bean - Part of Museum Campus- Grant Park - Lincoln Park
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Old 01-08-2019, 06:50 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Chicago has its -- trinity if 3 downtown parks linked together.
Original "Grant Park" has;
- ball parks
- majestic Buckingham fountain (some may remember it in the opening to the sit-com "Married with Children).
- its majestic gardens and statues
- a concert stage
- a skateboarding park in it
- the harbor in Lake Michigan
- basically the "Art Institute of Chicago" within the Park
- the trinity of museums connected to it as the "Museum Campus"
--- the "Field Museum of Natural History"
--- "Shedd Aquarium"
--- "Adler Planetarium"

"Millennium Park" - a Top 40 Tourist Park haven in the Nation with;
- renown Architect Frank Ghery's "Pritzker Concert Pavilion"
- gardens to a wading water pool kids love hand turns into ice skating in winter
- "Cloud Gate" sculpture or "The Bean" a must see today for tourist.

"Maggie Daley" children's Park tourist love to stroll thru and a large "Skating Loop" that tunes to ice skating in winters.

Then it has its largest Park just north if the downtown "Lincoln Park". It has;
- the city's "Free Zoo"
- harbors and parkland for multi-uses
- the city's best beach.

- Millennium & Maggie Daley Park with the Bean - Part of Museum Campus- Grant Park - Lincoln Park
well, ok, but aren't both Millennium Park and Maggie Daley Park really just parts of Grant Park??
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Old 01-08-2019, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Las Vegas

Denver

Dallas
What? I always think of two parks in particular in Dallas - The Audubon Center (120 acres nestled within 6000 acres along the Trinity River) and the Dallas Arboretum. The Arboretum is older but the Audubon Center is bigger and is getting a lot of press these days. The Arboretum enjoys about 1,000,000 visitors a year!

And then there's Fair Park, of course, but it's not really a natural setting. But it's packed with events and visitors throughout the year.
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Old 01-08-2019, 08:25 AM
 
Location: The City
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for urban parks


Central
Grant (really a lot of Chicago's lakefront)
Boston Commons


are my favorites


I wish Philly would do more to activate Independence Mall, so much potential (and their squares albeit some great spaces are not large as a singular place) though Rittenhouse has a great punch for basically a a slightly larger than one square block space.


Fairmont like Rock creek is (are) fabulous parks but while close to urban parts offer a more removed feel and also a little further afield, awesome places though


SF and LA have some great parks (dramatic nature) but a little further afield, LA with the many mountains is pretty special




also the Square (in front of St Louis Catherdral) in NOLA always was inviting and active


Maimi has basically a beach and beachfront that is pretty special, one could call a park of sorts but I think technically not in Miami proper
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Old 01-08-2019, 09:26 AM
 
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Boston, in addition to the adjoining Common and Public Gardens, has some other fairly large park spaces in its urban core. The riverfront Esplanade along the Charles and the Rose Kennedy Greenway (above Route 93 which relocated underground per the Big Dig - also abuts Columbus Waterfront Park) are very much part of downtown Boston. The beginning of Olmsted's Emerald Necklace linear greenway also begins at the Common extending along the Comm Ave mall out to the Fens (large park between Fenway Park and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts) and Arborway proceeding further out toward the Arnold Arboretum and Franklin Park.

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