Perched atop a sunken freeway, this nationally acclaimed 5-acre oasis is just one of the examples of what makes Dallas' downtown area so dynamic.
This rather unique park is located on the site of a former coal gasification plant. It's great for picnicking, kite-flying and bicycling on the shores of Lake Union, with stellar views of the Seattle skyline.
Horseback riders, off-road cyclers and hikers will find miles of trails, while a Victorian-style trolley takes visitors on tours of the park’s many Colonial-era mansions. And it's home to the Philadelphia Zoo – America’s oldest.
The small but scenic Reedy River passes through the heart of downtown, its surprising waterfalls best viewed from an award-winning pedestrian suspension bridge that spans the falls within Falls Park.
In addition to the park's trails, waterways and green spaces, it's also home to several big ticket attractions, like the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, Indianapolis Zoo and Eiteljorg Museum.
Walkable from downtown Sioux Falls, the 123-acre Falls Park is famously the home of the city's namesake cascade, where 7,400 gallons of water per second make the 100-foot plunge.
The oldest park in Baltimore features a pagoda, two ice rinks, playgrounds, basketball and tennis courts, athletic fields, picnic pavilions and a boat lake.
This park is home to the Houston Zoo, Houston Museum of Natural Science, and the Miller Outdoor Theatre, as well as a Japanese garden, rose garden and golf course.
This is one of the largest urban parks in the U.S., nearly a third larger than New York's Central Park. It's widely used for outdoor recreation and features bicycle paths, jogging trails, skating and boating.
This expansive park makes use of more than 6 million gallons of water and 80 tree species, with attractions like multi-story fireplaces, an adventure playground, a boathouse, sensory garden, and a reading tree.