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Old 03-30-2009, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Kingsport, TN
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east of the Mississippi River, a claim that only one other county can make.

1. Carvins Cove Natural Reserve, Roanoke, Va: 12,700 acres
2. Jefferson Memorial Forest, Louisville, Ky: 6,011
3. Eagle Creek Park, Indianapolis, Ind: 4,279
4. Bays Mountain Park, Kingsport, Tenn: 3,585
5. Bonita Lakes Park, Meridian, Miss: 3,462
6. Cecil Field Greenway, Jacksonville, Fla: 2,866
7. Pelham Bay Park, New York, NY: 2,765
8. Newport News Park (part), Newport News, Va: 2,688
9. Otter Creek Park, Louisville, Ky: 2,600
10. Steele Creek Park, Bristol, Tenn: 2,224

Nationally, Bays Mountain is the 15th-largest municipally owned park and Steele Creek is 25th.
http://www.tpl.org/content_documents/citypark_facts/ccpe_150_LargestParks_08.pdf (broken link)
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Old 03-31-2009, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Johnson City, Tennessee
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Hmm.....That's good information to know.
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Old 03-31-2009, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Northeast Tennessee
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Interesting as well. I never realized that.
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