Nominations: Parks


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Business Administration Building Plaza
Milwaukee, Wi, USA
Picture of Hachiko Square
Hachiko Square
Tokyo, Japan
There presense of a sculpture of the dog Hachiko brings a feeling of calm to this hectic intersection.
Picture of Luisenplatz
Darmstadt, Germany
This square is the living centre of the city.
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Lodhi Gardens
New Delhi, India
This public park is a place of fun but also of tranquility.
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Seoul Forest Park
Seoul, Korea
Ttukseom, one of a few large unused sites in Seoul, became home to Seoul Forest Park, which put an end to a controversy over numerous development plans.
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Blount Cultural Park
Montgomery, AL, USA
Some of our nations best cultural destinations can be found in this park set among lakes, trails and gardens.
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Durbar Square
Kathmandu, Nepal
This holy place is a lively and diverse square in the heart of Kathmandu's old city.
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Roma Street Parklands
Brisbane, QLD, Australia
A large urban park with amazing horticultural displays with lots of activities.
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Centennial Park
Sarnia, ON, Canada
An active and passive community waterfront park with outdoor performance area (Dow People Place).
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Canatara Park
Sarnia, ON, Canada
This is over 200 acres of active and passive community park, with beach/shore line along Lake Huron.
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Parque de Serralves
Porto, Portugal
A Cultural Foundation with a museum, park and gardens.
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Phoenix Park
Eau Claire, WI, USA
A park, large open space, with river access and a farmers market at the confluence of two rivers.
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Piata Unirii
Timisoara, Romania
A very elegant public square.
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Public Art Installations, Vancouver City Parks
Vancouver, BC, Canada
In multiple locations throughout Vancouver Parks Department land there are sculptures, installed for 1 1/2 years.
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Turin Historical Center
Turin (Torino), Italy
A set of three "Italian" piazzas, and a lot more.
Picture of Parque do Aterro do Flamengo
Parque do Aterro do Flamengo
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
It is an urban public park of 2 kilometers of lawns, flowering shrubs and trees.
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Augusta Commons
Augusta, GA, USA
A town square that was the idea of Gen James Oglethorpe himself, but it did not get built until 2001.
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Ashuelot River Park
Keene , NH, USA
A city park located along the Ashuelot River.
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Columbia University Steps
New York, NY, USA
The steps to Columbia's Low Library create a lively urban square.
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Ljubljanica Embankment and Prešeren Square
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Streets along the river, bridges, and a central city square.
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Parque Micaela Bastidas
Buenos Aires, Argentina
This new park is the entrance to the Costenera Sur, a destination point for people from all over the city.
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Plaza San Martin
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Plaza San Martin is a jewel.
Picture of Griftpark
Utrecht, The Netherlands
A former industrial site that has become a special park.
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Itchimbía Cultural Center
Quito, Ecuador
Given the ample visibility that this park has of the city, it is considered a natural viewpoint. There is also an excellent Cultural Center on the top of the hill.
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Belle Isle
Richmond, VA, USA
This urban river park has a unique management style, and is unique within the American landscape.
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Ilsan Lake Park
Goyang-si, Republic of Korea
An urban park that has over 2 million visitors a year.
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Kreilsheimer Promenade
Seattle, WA, USA
This Promenade is an ASLA award winner of 2005.
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Wilcox Park
Westerly, RI, USA
An 18 acre Victorian era walking park in the heart of Westerly's revitalized historic downtown, designed by Olmsted protege Warren H. Manning.
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Pritchard Park
Asheville, NC, USA
The rock faces and trees that are used to landscape this small Downtown park really bring out the mountains that surround Asheville.
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Plaza Mayor
Trinidad, Cuba
A public square where cobblestone streets and pastel coloured houses give impression that time has not moved.
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Centerway Square
Corning, NY, USA
A unique urban plaza in a historic downtown district, with a restored clock tower as the focal point.
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Susan B. Campbell Park
Annapolis, MD, USA
A popular meeting place for tourists and locals.
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Englischer Garten
Munich, Germany
This public park is Munich's most popular greenspace and is modeled after English gardens.
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Cape May Point Circle
Cape May Point, NJ, USA
A community garden and multiuse space.
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Southlake Town Square
Southlake, TX, USA
This mixed-use town center is the center of community life.
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Hetch-Hetchy Greenway
Sunnyvale, CA, USA
A series of bike paths, walkways and play areas linking three city parks.
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Millennium Park
Chicago, IL, USA
Millennium Park is Chicago's newest showcase.
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Il Giardino dell’ Orticultura
Florence, Italy
This park is a beautiful place to pause from the bustling streets of Florence; a place to enjoy a stroll, play ball, jog, or just sit in the sun.
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Washingtonian Waterfront
Gaithersburg, MD, USA
The waterfront is one of the most enjoyable places in the DC region, outside of the Beltway.
Picture of Cleveland Metropolitan Park
Cleveland Metropolitan Park
Cleveland, OH, USA
It is a huge multi-purpose park with all amenities imaginable!
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Milton Skate Park
Milton, WA , USA
A public skate park located along a main thoroughfare that puts the skaters front-and-center.
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Market Square - Winnipeg
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
A market that stretches over a couple of city blocks in an old downtown neighborhood.
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Place Jean-Paul Riopelle
Montreal, QC, Canada
This small park hosts a kinetic sculpture that is a fountain with fire jets and fog machines.
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Assiniboine Park
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
This friendly park is home to the Winnipeg Zoo.
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Wescoe Beach
Lawrence, KS, USA
The plaza in front of the University of Kansas Humanities building, Wescoe Hall.
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Bull Creek District Park
Austin, TX, USA
A leash free dog park and greenbelt trail that is dubbed "The Galapagos of Texas."
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Gardens on El Paseo
Palm Desert, CA, USA
A retail center with great gardens and innovative environmental features.
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Woolston Millennium Garden
Southampton, UK
A town square with public art works from the epic to the miniature.
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Shelburne Farms
Shelburne, VT, USA
A nonprofit environmental education center and national historic landmark.
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Como Park
Saint Paul, MN, USA
This multi-use regional park features unique activities and attractions.
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Sunset Park, Auburn
Auburn, Wa, USA
A multi-functional community park with a skate park, picnic areas, and a spectacular view of Mt. Rainier.
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Delaware Park
Buffalo, NY, USA
An historic Olmsted Park created in 1868, with rose gardens, an art museum and a lake all within the park itself.
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John Hancock Building Plaza
Chicago, IL, USA
This is an extremely popular urban plaza.
Picture of Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden
Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden
Columbia, SC, USA
The zoo and botanical garden is a jewel in the middle of the city.
Picture of Ouray Hot Springs Pool and Park
Ouray Hot Springs Pool and Park
Ouray, CO, USA
Hot springs pool, recreation center, and town park.
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Patterson Park
Baltimore, MD, USA
A public park surrounded by historic row houses.
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Latrobe Park
New Orleans, LA, USA
A small park with ample seating and lush planting.
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Artillery Park
New Orleans, LA, USA
A combination urban scenic overlook, river overlook and informal amphitheatre for street performances.
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Jamison Square
Portland, OR, USA
A civic square with an amazing interactive fountain.
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Riverside Park
Milwaukee, WI, USA
A neighborhood park with an educational emphasis.
Picture of The Sound Garden
The Sound Garden
Cadillac, MI, USA
A unique, musical sculpture made of logs and metal graces our already bustling lakefront walkway.
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Johnson Park
Buffalo, NY, USA
This public space was the first park in Buffalo, NY.
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Gas Works Park
Seattle, WA, USA
An urban park overlooking Lake Union in Seattle.
Picture of Esther Short Park
Esther Short Park
Vancouver, WA, USA
A City park with a community square.
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Seattle Center
Seattle, WA, USA
Seattle Center is an urban park and cultural campus.
Picture of Samuel P. Taylor State Park
Samuel P. Taylor State Park
San Anselmo, CA, USA
A park with camping and hiking along a river.
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Woodberry Woods
Baltimore, MD, USA
An urban forest surrounded by diverse built environment (homes) suffering from creeping urban sprawl.
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Newport News Park
Newport News, VA, 23603
From camping to cycling, aeromodel flying to archery, disc golf to Discovery Center, this 8,065 acre park has something for everyone.
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Wooster Square Park
New Haven, CT, USA
A beautifully landscaped, medium-sized, square shaped community park.
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Nichols Arboretum
Ann Arbor, MI, USA
123 acres of dramatic glaciated topography - steep ravines, rolling hills, and outwash plain - along the Huron River.
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Lafayette Park
St. Louis, MO, USA
Established in 1836, this was the first park west of the Mississippi River.
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Marion Square
Charleston, SC, USA
An urban park that connects many neighborhoods and hosts major events.
Picture of Monument Park at Parklawn Public Housing Development
Monument Park at Parklawn Public Housing Development
Milwaukee, WI, USA
A small historical and recreational public park.
Picture of Piedmont Park
Piedmont Park
Atlanta, GA, USA
This large and beloved city park, known as "Atlanta’s Common Ground," attracts people from more than 100 zip codes.
Picture of Vander Veer Botanical Park
Vander Veer Botanical Park
Davenport, IA, USA
A multi-use park that evolved from farmland (1865) to fairgrounds (1867) to city park(1885).
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Conway Park
Somerville, MA, USA
An urban park with multiple uses for all ages and ethnicities.
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McEnery Park
San Jose, CA, USA
A small, safe, downtown urban park that has many layers of activity and identity.
Picture of North Shore Riverfront Park
North Shore Riverfront Park
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
A large public waterfront green space and trail connection stretching approximately one mile along the Allegheny and Ohio Rivers.
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Bidwell Park
Chico, Ca, USA
A natural oak woodland urban park gifted to the City of Chico for its residents.
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Roberts Point Park
Port Aransas, TX, USA
A community park located on a peninsula that juts into the Corpus Christi Ship Channel.
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Cleveland Cultural Gardens
Cleveland, OH, USA
A collection of gardens representing landscape architecture from a variety of cultures.
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Harris Creek Park
Baltimore, MD, USA
This is a small urban waterfront park featuring native planting and a spectacular view.
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Jaycee Park / Westside Multi-Generational Center
Tempe, AZ, USA
A recently renovated, eight-acre neighborhood park.
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James River Heritage Trail - Blackwater Creek Bikeway and RiverWalk
Lynchburg, VA, USA
A shimmering green emerald hidden amid the languid confines of the Hill City.
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Huguenot Children's Library & Park
New Rochelle, NY, USA
A wonderful, warm and whimsical library and a great park.
Picture of Louisville Waterfront Park
Louisville Waterfront Park
Louisville, KY, USA
55 acres of formerly abused land transformed into a nationally recognized, award-winning public park on the banks of the Ohio River in downtown Louisville.
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Coolidge Park
Chattanooga, TN, USA
A city park on the banks of the Tennessee River that was once a brownfield.
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Fundidora Park
Monterrey, N.L. , N.L., México
An urban park located on the site of a former steel factory.
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King Farm Park
Rockville , MD, USA
King Farm Park is a 12-acre park featuring tennis courts, basketball courts, playgrounds and picnic areas.
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Charles Deering Estate at Cutler
Miami, FL, USA
The Charles Deering Estate is an environmental, archaeological, historical and architectural preserve on 450 acres of property located along the edge of Biscayne Bay in Miami-Dade County.
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Wilmington State Parks
Wilmington, De, USA
State park system built along the Brandywine River.
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Morrow Mountain State Park
Albemarle, NC, USA
A beautiful state park in the Uwharrie Mountains.
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Governor's Park
Versailles, KY, USA
A downtown Main Street pocket park with a newly restored mural.
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Glasgow Botanic Gardens
Glasgow, Scotland
Botanic Gardens and open park space that offer visitors "endless combinations of brightly coloured flowers and plants."
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South Hills
Lebanon, PA, USA
A community park/recreation area that is the hub of the county.
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Courthouse Square Park
Rockville, MD, USA
A passive park in the heart of downtown Montgomery County.
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Glencairn Garden
Rock Hill, SC, USA
An English-style neighborhood garden used for a range of activities, from reading to weddings.
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Russell Square
London, United Kingdom
An urban garden square characterized by majestic trees, meandering pathways, and a playful fountain.
Picture of Jardin Atlantique
Jardin Atlantique
Paris, France
A neighborhood park/roofgarden.
Picture of Pretty Water Lake
Pretty Water Lake
Sapulpa, OK, USA
Although just five minutes from downtown Sapulpa, Pretty Water Lake maintains its natural, scenic appearance.
Picture of West Park
West Park
Carmel, IN, USA
A former cornfield that has been transformed into a spectacular public park.
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Share-It Square
Portland, OR, USA
The residents of Sellwood created a community gathering place in an intersection, complete with a food-sharing stand, and a 24-hour tea station.
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Sunnyside Piazza
Portland, OR, USA
A street intersection that was turned into a community gathering place by residents.
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Tompkins Square Park
New York, NY, USA
Before the advent of community gardens, this park was the only open space on the Lower East Side.
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Point State Park
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Scenic state park at the tip of Pittsburgh's golden triangle.
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Uncle Wilber Fountain
Colorado Springs, CO, USA
This water-spurting, tuba-playing fountain has contributed greatly to the revitalization of downtown Colorado Springs.
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Parc de Bercy
Paris, France
A park of multiple designs and uses, near apartments, commercial activity, bridges, gardens, and the Seine.
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Ferry and Symphony Circles
Buffalo, NY, USA
Two Olmsted-designed roundabouts that beautify the surrounding neighborhoods.
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Van Vorst Park
Jersey City, NJ, USA
A beautiful brownstone neighborhood surrounds this picturesque, community park.
Picture of Edgewater Beach
Edgewater Beach
Cleveland, OH, USA
Lakeshore beach, woods and grass fields.
Picture of Linear Park
Linear Park
Davie, FL, USA
Walking, biking, jogging, horseback riding, fishing piers, and picnicking in this park along a canal bank.
Picture of John McLaren Park
John McLaren Park
San Francisco, CA, USA
317 acres of wild open space within San Francisco's city limits provide habitat for a variety of natural and endangered species - including happy urbanites.
Picture of Turner Lake Park
Turner Lake Park
Covington, GA, USA
This 158-acre park has an abundance of largely undisturbed wildlife habitat.
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Grant Park
Chicago, IL, USA
This lakefront city park serves as Chicago's "front yard."
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Wiggums Hollow Park
Everett, WA, USA
A neighborhood park.
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Mill Mountain
Roanoke, VA, USA
Mill Mountain is a park that overlooks the City of Roanoke.
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Ratcliffe Condominiums on The Green
Charlotte, NC, USA
The Green/Ratcliffe is a mostly residential building with ground floor retail and a wonderful park/plaza.
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Weequahic Park
Newark, NJ, USA
Weequahic park is the second largest developed park in Essex County with 311.33 acres & an 80-acre lake.
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Old Deaf School Park, Topiary Garden
Columbus, OH, USA
This unique "landscape of a painting of a landscape," accented by trees and stunning floral beds provides a lush, green setting amid skyscrapers and asphalt.
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Indian School Park
Scottsdale, AZ, USA
a multi-sports complex and public park facility.
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Greenwood Lakes Park
Lake Mary, FL, USA
A great "commons" area linked to the adjacent high school, middle school and public library.
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Priest Point Park
Olympia, WA, USA
A century-old, forested waterfront that attracts wildlife, kids, grannies, newlyweds, runners, hikers, bikers, birders and teenage smoochers.
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Kildonan Park
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
This park is popular with people of all ages, since it offers plenty to do.
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Commons Park
Denver, CO, USA
A park located on a redeveloped site, on the banks of the Platte River.
Picture of Harbourfront
Toronto, ON, Canada
This place is an easygoing, entertainment-oriented social space for Torontonians and visitors to mingle.
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Poncitlan Square
Palmdale, CA, USA
A civic center square surrounded by government buildings including City Hall, Courthouse and Fire Department
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Greenfield Energy Park
Greenfield, MA, USA
An educational community greenspace
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McKinley Park
Sacramento, CA, USA
This place seems to have all the ingredients for a successful neighborhood park - including community involvement.