In the midst of the teeming bustle of a city, it can be difficult to get out into a forest, mountain, or ocean setting when we need it. Fortunately, most cities have created spaces where we can still get the benefit of nature’s healing and soothing powers. Because of that, we are able to spend some time in a city-park oasis, getting away from it all in a cool green expanse, as an alternative. But these days, there’s a whole lot more to America’s great city parks than a swing set and an open field. As far as parks go, Thrillist.com has named the 15 best city parks to kick back and relax, hike and bike some nice trails, and even catch a concert or two.
I don’t know exactly what went into deciding the top 15, but I would put a few of these parks onto a different number ranking. For example, there are some parks that deserve a better ranking, and there are some parks, even, I’m not sure why they made the list at all. But that’s just me. What do you think?
The comments below each park are facts about the parks, no personal opinions. Make your own.