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List of Urban Parks by Size

Chugach State Park is the world's largest urban park situated entirely within its locality's metropolitan area.

A list of urban parks by size includes urban parks at least 404.7 hectares (1,000 acres) or 4 square kilometres (1.5 sq mi) and contained entirely within a locality's municipal or metropolitan boundary.

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The following list includes the largest urban parks located entirely within a metropolitan area. Park systems are also included, although are not factored in the list's ranking, as park systems are networks that contain a number of urban parks within their system.

Ranking Name City/Metropolitan area Country Managing authority Size in acres Size in hectares Description
1 Chugach State Park Anchorage United States Alaska State Parks 495,199.2 200,400.0 Established in 1970, the state park is the largest urban park in the world located entirely within its metropolitan area, and the third largest state park in the United States.
2 Gatineau Park Gatineau Canada National Capital Commission 89,205.0 36,100.0 A federally-operated park situated in the Outaouais region north of the Canadian capital of Ottawa in the National Capital Region. It saw use as a park since 1903, and was established as a federal park in 1938. The park is the largest urban park in Canada, and one of several federal parks not operated by Parks Canada.
3 Table Mountain National Park Cape Town South Africa South African National Parks 54,610.3 22,100.0 Established in 1998, this national park situated around the Table Mountain chain, forms a part of the Cape Floristic Region World Heritage Site. It supports a diverse set of flora, including a number of rare and endemic species.
4 Margalla Hills National Park  Islamabad Pakistan Margalla Hills National Park Authority 42,961.7 17,386.0 It was established in 1980 as the third largest urban park in the world and the largest in Asia. The park includes the Margalla Hills, which forms the foothills of the Himalayas. It is home to around 600 plant species, 250 bird species, 38 mammal species, and 13 species of reptiles.
5 Pedra Branca State Park  Rio de Janeiro Brazil Rio de Janeiro State Forestry Institute 30,626.2 12,394.0 Established in 1974, the state park protects an area of Atlantic Forest. Waterways within the park provides water to several dams in the city.
6 McDowell Sonoran Preserve Scottsdale United States City of Scottsdale Parks & Recreation 30,394.0 12,300.0 The preserve is a large permanently protected, sustainable desert habitat.
7 Losiny Ostrov National Park  Moscow Russia Russian Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment 28,664.2 11,600.0 Established in 1983, Losiny Ostrov National Park is Russia's first national park, and the largest urban park in Europe. The park is located on the Meshchera Lowlands.
8 Sanjay Gandhi National Park Mumbai India Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change 25,659.4 10,384.0 The national park is a hilly area that encompasses two lakes, and is home to 1,000 plant species, 251 bird species, and 40 mammal species. The Kanheri Caves are situated within the park.
9 Franklin Mountains State Park El Paso United States Texas Parks and Wildlife Department 24,246.0 9,812.0 The state park is the largest state park in the United States completely within a city's limits. The park is located at the Franklin Mountains, the Rocky Mountains's most southerly point in the state.
10 Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge  New Orleans United States United States Fish and Wildlife Service 22,758.4 9,210.0 The wildlife preserve was established in 1990. Consisting of fresh and brackish marshes, it is the largest urban wildlife refuge in the United States.
11 Bukhansan National Park  Seoul South Korea Korea National Park Service 19,748.7 7,992.0 Established in 1983, the park contains forested areas, temples, and granite peaks. The Bukhansanseong Fortress is situated within the park, together with its defensive walls.
12 South Mountain Park Phoenix United States Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department 16,281.8 6,589.0 The park preserves a mountainous area of native desert vegetation. The park was designated a Phoenix Points of Pride, and includes the Mystery Castle landmark.
N/A[note 1] Western Sydney Parklands  Sydney Australia New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service 13,047.2 5,280.0[1] The park system is a series of urban parks and a nature reserve. The parklands are largely a series of connected green spaces, roughly following the western portion of the M7 cycleway and the Westlink M7.
13 Changa Manga Lahore Pakistan Punjab Forest Department 12,515.0 5,064.6 Established in 1866 as a wildlife preserve, it is home to a number of endangered species, and is a protected area of Pakistan. The park was formerly the largest man-made forest in the world.
14 Rouge National Urban Park  Toronto Canada Parks Canada 12,356.0 5,000.3 Established in 2015 as Canada's first national urban park, it is the second largest urban park in Canada. Centred around the Rouge River, it consists of Carolinian forests and contains some of Canada's known historic indigenous sites.
15 Government Canyon State Natural Area San Antonio United States Texas Parks and Wildlife Department 12,244.0 4,955.0 Opened to the public in October 2005, the natural area consists of rugged hills, and canyons typical of the Texas Hill Country.
16 Appian Way Regional Park  Rome Italy Appian Way Park 11,317.4 4,580.0 The park is the largest urban park in the European Union. It consists of the Appian Way, from the centre of Rome to the 10th Mile and it contains a majority of the relics of Ancient Rome to be found outside the city centre.
17 Lee Valley Park  London United Kingdom Lee Valley Regional Park Authority 10,000.0 4,046.9 The park is the largest urban park located within Greater London. The park follows the course of River Lea along the Lea Valley. It also contains the Walthamstow Marshes, a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
N/A[note 1] Trinity River Project  Dallas United States Government of Dallas 10,000.0 4,046.9 The project is a public works project undertaken to redevelop the Trinity River. The area that makes up the project is the largest bottomland hardwood forest in the world.
18 Phoenix Sonoran Preserve Phoenix United States City of Phoenix Parks & Recreation Department 9,612.4 3,890.0 The preserve is a large permanently protected, sustainable desert habitat.
19 Cullen Park  Houston United States Houston Parks and Recreation Department 9,270.0 3,751.4
20 Ulsan Grand Park Ulsan South Korea 8,995.0 3,640.1[2][3] Created in 2006, it is the largest urban park in South Korea. It includes trails, a nature centre, a botanical garden, a butterfly and petting zoo, and several playgrounds.
21 Topanga State Park  Los Angeles United States California State Parks 8,960.0 3,626.0 The state park forms a part of the larger Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. The park it is the largest urban park located within its metropolitan boundaries in the United States - outside of Texas.
22 Namhansanseong Provincial Park Seongnam South Korea Namhansanseong Provincial Park Office 8,512.8 3,445.0[4] A provincial park that includes the Namhansanseong mountain military fortress. In 2014 it was designated as a World Heritage site by UNESCO.
23 Timucuan Preserve  Jacksonville United States National Park Service 7,870.0 3,184.9 The national preserve was established in 1988, comprising wetlands, and waterways. The preserve contains Fort Caroline, Kingsley Plantation, and archaeological sites for the Mocama people, and a Spanish mission
24 George Bush Park  Houston United States Harris County, Precinct Three 7,800.0 3,156.5 The park was named after George H. W. Bush, and is mostly undeveloped forests within Barker Reservoir. Primarily used as flood control, the park includes trails, sports fields, a shooting range, and a number of playgrounds.
25 Newport News Park Newport News United States Newport News Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism 7,711.0 3,120.5 The park is situated in the watershed around the Lee Hall reservoir. The park offers campsites, a number of trails, an archery range, disc golf course, and an educational discovery center.[5]
26 North Mountain and Shaw Butte Preserves Phoenix United States Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department 7,500.0 3,035.1 The North Mountain Preserve and Shaw Butte Preserve are two Phoenix Mountain Preserves adjacent to one another.
N/A[note 1] North Saskatchewan River valley parks system Canada City of Edmonton[6] 7,400.0[6] 2,994.7[6] The park system is a continuous collection of various municipal and provincial urban parks located along the North Saskatchewan River valley. It makes up the second largest continuous expanse of urban parkland in Canada.
27 Mission Trails Regional Park San Diego United States San Diego Parks and Recreation Department 7,219.0 2,921.4 The park consists of rugged canyons, hills, and the highest point in San Diego, Cowles Mountain. The park include trails, a rock climbing area, a visitor center, the Kumeyaay Lake campgrounds, and the Old Mission Dam.
28 Verkiai Regional Park Vilnius Lithuania State Department of Protected Areas 6,700.0 2,711.4 Verkiai Regional Park is located in Vilnius City, on the right bank of Neris River. 77% is covered by forests. It was founded in 1992 to preserve the Green Lakes, Verkiai Palace, Kalvarijos, and Trinapolis [lt].
29 Jefferson Memorial Forest Louisville United States Louisville Parks Department 6,011.0 2,432.6 Established as a forest preserve in 1946. The forest runs along the Muldraugh Hill, with most of the hill made up of siltstone and shale. The forest includes several recreational and camping areas, along with hiking trails.
30 William B. Umstead State Park Raleigh United States North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation 5,579.0 2,257.7 The state park is a part of the southeastern mixed forests ecosystem. It also contains Crabtree Creek Recreational Demonstration Area, a U.S. National Historic Landmark that contain a protected area of beech trees.
31 Bitsa Park  Moscow Russia 5,457.0 2,208.4 The park is traversed by the Chertanovka and Bitsa rivers. The park is home to a number of animal, and plant species, as well as Moscow Paleontological Museum.
32 Brescia Hills Park  Brescia Italy 5,394.3 2,183.0
33 El Tepeyac National Park  Mexico City Mexico National Commission of Protected Natural Areas 5,322.0 2,153.7 The national park is an artificial forest of eucalyptus reforested in the first half of the 20th century, and parts of the Sierra de Guadalupe mountain range. The park is also houses the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
34 Ahupua'a O Kahana State Park Honolulu United States Hawai'i Department of Land and Natural Resources 5,229.0 2,116.1 The state park is Hawaii's only ahupuaa and stretches from Kahana Bay to the peak of Puʻu Pauao. The park holds a variety of vegetation zones, as it spans the Kahana Valley, from the sea to the mountain.
35 Forest Park Portland United States Portland Parks & Recreation Department 5,157.0 2,087.0 The park is situated in the Coast range ecoregion. Consisting mostly of second-growth forest with few patches of old growth, the park includes a number of trails, including a segment of the 40-Mile Loop.
36 Eagle Creek Park  Indianapolis United States Indy Parks 4,766.0 1,928.7 The park is the largest urban park in Indianapolis. It includes an amphitheater, a bait shop, fishing areas, sporting facilities, a marina, beach, a pistol range, an ornithology center, and bird sanctuary.
37 Far North Bicentennial Park Anchorage United States Anchorage Parks and Recreation Department 4,500.0 1,821.1
38 Shelby Farms Memphis United States Shelby Farms Park Conservancy 4,500.0 1,821.1 The park consisting of lakes, natural forests, and wetlands, that provide habitats a number of species. A penal farm from 1929 to 1964, it was reopened into a public park in the 1970s.
39 Calero County Park San Jose United States Santa Clara County Parks 4,471.0 1,809.3 The park surrounds the Calero Reservoir and provides picnic areas, hiking trails, boating, and limited fishing. The reservoir was formed by the Calero Dam, builtin 1953.[7]
40 Santiago Metropolitan Park  Santiago Chile Ministry of Housing and Urban Development 4,410.0 1,784.7 The park is Chile's largest urban park. Major attractions located within the park include the Chilean National Zoo, Jardín Botánico Chagual, public pools, San Cristóbal Hill and the sanctuary located there.
41 Blue Mountain-Birch Cove Lakes Wilderness Area Halifax Canada Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources 4,366.4 1,767.0 A provincial wilderness area established in 2009, and is protected by the Government of Nova Scotia.
42 False Cape State Park Virginia Beach United States Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation 4,321.0 1,748.6 The state park is located on the Currituck Banks peninsula, a barrier spit between the Currituck Sound and the Atlantic Ocean. Established in 1966, it includes trails, a visitor center, and camping facilities.
43 Casa de Campo  Madrid Spain 4,260.0 1,724.0 Casa de Campo was originally a royal hunting ground and now Madrid's largest urban park. The park contains several attractions, including the Parque de Atracciones de Madrid, the Madrid Arena, and the Madrid Zoo.
44 Griffith Park  Los Angeles United States Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks 4,217.0 1,706.6 The park is the second-largest municipally managed park in California. The park is home to a number of attractions including hiking and equestrian trails, Bronson Canyon, Griffith Observatory, and the Los Angeles Zoo.
45 Fairmount Park  Philadelphia United States Philadelphia Parks & Recreation 4,167.0 1,686.3 The park is bisected by the Schuylkill River and contains a number of historic properties, such as the Fairmount Water Works. The park was listed as a historic district on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1972.
N/A[note 1] Oldman River valley parks system Lethbridge Canada 4,000.0 1,618.7 The park system is a continuous collection of eight urban parks developed along the Oldman River valley system. The park system was developed during the 1980s.
46 Izmaylovsky Park  Moscow Russia 3,973.7 1,608.1 The park is situated in Moscow's Izmaylovo District. Inaugurated in 1931, the park includes the Izmaylovsky forest, two ferris wheels, an amusement park, a cinema, swimming pool, a dolphinarium, and several sporting facilities.
47 Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve State Park  Jacksonville United States Florida Department of Environmental Protection 3,896.0 1,576.7 A state nature preserve maintained by the Government of Florida.
48 Walter E. Long Park Austin United States Austin Parks and Recreation Department 3,715.0 1,503.4
49 Bidwell Park Chico United States Chico Park Division 3,670.0 1,485.2 The park is divided into two sections. The upper park has a steep terrain with little soil, and features the unique Chico Formation sandstone. The lower park is flat and level with deep soil structure supporting a thick canopy of trees.
50 Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge Fort Worth United States Fort Worth Parks & Recreation 3,662.0 1,482.0
51 Mountain Creek Lake Park  Dallas United States Dallas Park & Recreation 3,643.0 1,474.3
52 Bays Mountain Park Kingsport United States Kingsport Parks & Recreation 3,585.0 1,450.8 Located on the Bays Mountain, the park features a trails, nature center, a historical farming museum, a herpetarium, and a planetarium.
53 Bonita Lakes Park Meridian United States Meridian Parks & Recreation 3,462.0 1,401.0
54 North Landing River Natural Area Preserve Virginia Beach United States Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation 3,440.0 1,392.1 Established in 1990, the preserve was the first in Virginia Natural Area Preserve System. It is made up mostly of wetlands, including pocosins, an increasingly scarce type of wetland in southeastern United States.
55 Pippy Park St. John's Canada C. A. Pippy Park Commission 3,400.0 1,375.9 The park is the largest urban park managed by a Canadian province. The park includes golf courses, camping facilities, trails, as well as incorporating the main campus of the Memorial University of Newfoundland.
56 Fish Creek Provincial Park  Calgary Canada Alberta Culture and Tourism 3,331.0 1,348.0 The provincial park is the fourth largest urban park in Canada, and the largest west of Ontario. The park includes a number of trails, picnicking and camping areas, forested areas, an artificial lake, and a visitor centre.
N/A[note 2] Warner Parks Nashville United States Nashville Board of Parks and Recreation 3,135.0[8] 1,268.7 Warner Parks is made up of two parks separated by Old Hickory Boulevard. Collectively, the parks were listed as a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.
57 Mohawk Park and Golf Course Tulsa United States Tulsa parks and recreation 3,100.0 1,254.5 Much of the original development was done by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and Works Progress Administration (WPA). Among its features are the Tulsa Zoo, Oxley Nature Center, Lake Yahola and the Mohawk Park Golf Course. A soccer field was added in 2013.[9]
58 Brecksville Reservation Brecksville United States Cleveland Metroparks 3,026.0 1,224.6 The reservation is the largest urban park in the state of Ohio. The Chippewa Creek flows through the reservation, and is home to sections of the Buckeye Trail.
59 Las ?agiewnicki  ?ód? Poland ?ód? Hills Landscape Park 2,977.6 1,205.0 It is the largest recreational area in the city and one of the largest forest complexes within the city limits in Europe.
60 Natal Dunes State Park Natal Brazil Rio Grande do Norte Institute of Sustainable Development and Environment 2,896.0 1,172.0 The state park protects an area of Atlantic Forest, and dunes. The park includes a visitor centre, research centre, amphitheatre, an artificial lake, trails, and a seeding nursery for native species that inhabit the park.
61 Cecil Greens Fieldway  Jacksonville United States Jacksonville Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services 2,866.0 1,159.8
62 Cocó Park  Fortaleza Brazil Ceará Department of the Environment 2,855.0 1,155.4 The state park is an area of conservation established in 1977. The park is an area of protection for the globally threatened Mangrove ecosystem, which is home to a number of threatened animal and plant species.
63 Nose Hill Park  Calgary Canada Calgary Parks and Recreation 2,785.0 1,127.0 Located in northwest Calgary, the park was developed in the 1980s, and designated as a protected area by the city. The park is a part of the rough fescue grassland ecosystem.
64 Pelham Bay Park  New York City United States NYC Parks 2,765.0 1,119.0 The largest park in New York City, its geographical features include Rodman's Neck and Hunter Island, with a lagoon running through its center. Attractions at the park include Orchard Beach and Bartow-Pell Mansion.
65 Monsanto Forest Park  Lisbon Portugal Government of Lisbon 2,471.0 1,000.0 The park is a municipally-protected forest created in 1934, with a large number of species introduced during the reforesting of Monsanto Hills. Much of the park's original vegetation was destroyed by intensive agricultural use.
66 Bois de Vincennes  Paris France 2,456.0 993.9 Created by Napoleon III, the park is the largest in Paris. It includes an English landscape garden with four lakes, the Arboretum de l'École du Breuil, the Parc floral de Paris, and the Paris Zoological Park.
67 Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve San Diego United States County of San Diego Parks and Recreation & City of San Diego Parks and Recreation Department 2,405.0 973.3 The park is home to a number of plant and bird species, and is jointly administered between the City and County of San Diego. The park home to the historic Rancho Santa Maria de Los Peñasquitos, an adobe home built in the 1820s.
68 Sutton Park  Birmingham United Kingdom Birmingham City Council 2,400.0 971.2 The park consists of heathland wetlands, marshes, lakes, and ancient woodland, golf courses, playgrounds, and restaurants. It is considered a U.K. national nature reserve, as well as a scheduled ancient monument.
69 Kislovodsk National Park Kislovodsk  Russia Russian Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment 2,384.6 965.8 The park was established in 1823 and is located in the South Russian resort and recreational region. The park possesses a rich natural diversity and valuable Mineral springs. A National Park since 2016.
70 Longview Lake Park Kansas City United States Jackson County Parks + Rec 2,381.0 963.6
71 Richmond Park  London United Kingdom The Royal Parks 2,360.0 955.1 The park is the largest of London's Royal Parks. The park is considered a national nature reserve, a Site of Special Scientific Interest, a Special Area of Conservation, and is included on Historic England's historic register for parks.
72 Anhanguera Park  São Paulo Brazil Secretaria Municipal do Verde e do Meio Ambiente de São Paulo 2,347.5 950.0 The park is the largest municipal park in Sao Paolo.[10]
73 Blue River Parkway Kansas City United States Kansas City Parks and Recreation 2,319.0 938.5
74 Wascana Centre  Regina Canada Saskatchewan Provincial Capital Commission 2,300.0[11] 930.8 Completed in 1912, and formally established in 1962, the park was designed around the provincial Legislative Building. The park features a 500-acre lake, mature urban forest, and recreational, arts, cultural, educational, environmental, and government facilities.
75 Mill Stream Run Reservation Strongsville United States Cleveland Metroparks 2,238.0 905.7
76 Fleming Park Lee's Summit United States Jackson County Parks + Rec 2,229.0 902.0 The park is the largest in Jackson County, Missouri. It includes an outdoor history museum, Missouri Town 1855, and two large lakes, Lake Jacomo, and Blue Springs Lake.
77 Steele Creek Park Bristol United States Bristol Parks & Recreation Department 2,224.0 900.0
78 Lynn Woods Reservation Lynn United States Government of Lynn 2,200.0[12] 890.3 The park encompasses nearly one-fifth of the land area of the city. In 1996, the entire reservation was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1996 as a historic district.
79 Rockwood Park Saint John Canada Saint John Transportation & Environment Services 2,200.0[13] 890.3 The park is located in eastern area of Saint John's North End. A part of the larger Acadian forests ecoregion, the park contains trails that provide access to park's hills, caves, as well as several fresh water lakes.
80 Bear Creek Pioneers Park  Houston United States Harris County, Precinct Three 2,168.0 877.4 The park was established in 1965 and occupies a portion of the Addicks Reservoir, and includes equestrian and walking trails, a small zoo, an aviary, playgrounds, a variety of sports facilities, and picnicking areas.
81 Bois de Boulogne  Paris France 2,090.0 845.8 Established in 1852, the park contains several gardens including Jardin des Serres d'Auteuil, several sporting facilities, the Château de Bagatelle, Jardin d'Acclimatation amusement park, and the Longchamp Racecourse.
82 Tilden Regional Park Berkeley United States East Bay Regional Park District 2,079.0[14] 841.3 The park is made up of valleys with large amounts of timber with trails going through it. In addition, the park is home to the Regional Parks Botanic Garden, the Tilden Park Merry-Go-Round, and the Redwood Valley Railway.
83 My?l?cinek  Bydgoszcz Poland Le?ny Park Kultury i Wypoczynku My?l?cinek Sp. z.o.o. w Bydgoszczy 2,050.97 830[15] Created in 1975, the biggest urban park in Poland.
84 Sepulveda Basin Recreation Area  Los Angeles United States Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks 2,031.0 821.9
85 Galveston Island State Park Galveston United States Texas Parks and Wildlife Department 2,013.0 814.6 The state park was established in 1975 and protects dunes, estuaries, wetlands, brackish ponds and beaches. A public campground is located within the state park.
86 Ada Ciganlija  Belgrade Serbia 1,976.0 799.7
87 Smith and Bybee Wetlands Natural Area Portland United States Metro 1,973.0 798.4 The park is one of the largest urban freshwater wetlands in the United States, with an artificial water-control-system helping to maintain it. The park includes a covered shelter, restrooms, and a canoe launch in its northern area.
88 White Rock Lake Park  Dallas United States Dallas Park & Recreation 1,952.0 789.9 The park surrounds White Rock Lake, a reservoir created by the damming of White Rock Creek. The park hosts a number of trails, as well as the Bath House Cultural Center, and the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden.
89 Pacific Spirit Regional Park University Endowment Lands[note 3] Canada BC Parks 1,885.0 762.8 Located west of Vancouver, it was established as a provincial nature preserve in 1975, and surrounds the endowment lands of the University of British Columbia. The park includes several trails and clothing optional beaches.
90 Swope Park Kansas City United States Kansas City Parks and Recreation 1,805.0 730.5 The park was donated to the city in 1896 by Thomas H. Swope. It hosts a number of facilities including the Swope Soccer Village and Swope Memorial Golf Course, the Starlight Theatre, and the Kansas City Zoological Park.
91 Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve San Diego United States California State Parks 1,800.0 728.4 The state natural reserve consists of a plateau with cliffs that overlook Torrey Pines State Beach, and a lagoon. The state natural reserve was designated as a U.S. National Natural Landmark in 1977.
92 Hubbard Park Meriden United States Meriden Department of Parks and Recreation 1,800.0 728.4 The park located on a wooded trap rock mountain ridge that overlooks the city. The park includes both the South Mountain, and the East Peak. In 1997, the park was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
93 Staten Island Greenbelt  New York City United States NYC Parks 1,778.0 719.5 The Greenbelt is a system of contiguous parkland and natural areas on Staten Island. It contains forested hills that run the length of the island's midsection, while wetlands and ponds fill most of the low-lying areas.
94 Barton Creek Greenbelt Austin United States Austin Parks and Recreation Department 1,771.0 716.7 The Greenbelt is a stretch of public land and green space along the Barton Creek, a tributary of the Colorado River. The park also features large limestone cliffs, trails, and Airmen's Cave.
95 Little Talbot Island State Park  Jacksonville United States Florida Department of Environmental Protection 1,768.0 715.5 The state park covers the entire island, and contains maritime forests, dunes, and salt marshes on the western portion of the island. The park amenities include a full-facility campground, picnic pavilions, and trails.
96 Phoenix Park  Dublin Ireland Irish Office of Public Works 1,760.0 712.2 The park is an enclosed urban park and features several attractions including Ashtown Castle, Áras an Uachtaráin, Deerfield Residence, Dublin Zoo, Magazine Fort, and the Wellington Monument.
97 Mission Bay Park San Diego United States San Diego Parks and Recreation Department 1,756.0 710.6 The park is the largest man-made aquatic park in the country, consisting primarily of water. The park features a number of trails, golf courses, a visitor center, SeaWorld San Diego, and Belmont amusement park.
98 Rock Creek Park  Washington, D.C. United States National Park Service 1,754.0 709.8 The park bisects the Northwest quadrant of Washington, D.C., along the Rock Creek Valley. The park was listed as a historic district on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1991.
99 Tijuana River Valley Regional Park San Diego United States County of San Diego Parks and Recreation 1,710.0 692.0
100 Big Talbot Island State Park  Jacksonville United States Florida Department of Environmental Protection 1,708.0 691.2 The state park is a nature preserve, whose coastal landscape and beach is unique within Florida, as it is made from rock-like sedimentary hardpan soil deposits. Parts of the island is included in the Machaba Balu Preserve.
101 Monza Park Monza Italy 1,700.1 688.0 The park was originally an external part of the Monza's Royal Villa, and is presently the largest "walled park" in Europe. The park contains lawns, wooded areas, and the Autodromo Nazionale Monza racetrack.
102 Burns Park North Little Rock United States North Little Rock Parks and Recreation 1,700.0[16] 688.0 The park features two golf courses, Funland Amusement Park, sporting facilities, trails, and a camping area.
103 Chapultepec Park  Mexico City Mexico 1,695.0 685.9 The park is divided into three sections, and includes a number of attractions such as Chapultepec Castle, Chapultepec Zoo, the National Museum of Anthropology, and Museo Rufino Tamayo.
104 Oglebay Park Wheeling United States Wheeling Park Commission 1,650.0 667.7 Established in 1928, the park incorporates several sporting facilities, gardens, a pool, a zoo, a planetarium, and a greenhouse. The Mansion Museum at the park has been listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
105 Fort Harrison State Park Lawrence United States Indiana Department of Natural Resources 1,640.0 663.7 The state park was opened in 1996, and occupies the former site of Fort Benjamin Harrison. The park is home to the Museum of 20th Century Warfare, a park inn, golf resort, and three hiking trails.
106 Lake Leatherwood Park Eureka Springs United States Eureka Springs Parks and Recreation Commission 1,620.0 655.6 The park is located along Lake Leatherwood, an artificial lake created from damming by the Civilian Conservation Corps. The park was listed as a historic district on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1998.
107 Pennypack Park  Philadelphia United States Philadelphia Parks & Recreation 1,618.0 654.8 Pennypack Park consists of woodlands, meadows, wetlands, and portions of Pennypack Creek. The park also contains Pennepack Baptist Church, and the Frankford Avenue Bridge, the oldest bridge still in use in the U.S.
108 Manzanares Park  Madrid Spain 1,606.0 649.9 Established in 2003, the park is situated along the Manzanares River. The park includes an amphitheatre, and a sports area.
109 Claremont Hills Wilderness Park Claremont United States Claremont Human Services Department 1,589.0 643.0
110 Silesian Park  Chorzów Poland WPKiW S.A. 1,532.0 620.0 The park is a recreation complex that includes the a variety of sporting facilities including Silesian Stadium, several gardens including the Silesian Zoological Garden, the Silesian Planetarium, and Silesian Amusement Park
111 Adobe Dam Regional Park Phoenix United States Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department 1,526.0 617.6
112 Hidden Valley Wildlife Area Riverside United States Riverside County Regional Park and Open-Space District 1,510.0 611.1
113 Red Mountain Park Birmingham United States Red Mountain Greenway and Recreational Area Commission 1,500.0[17] 607.0 The woodland park encloses a section of the Red Mountain, a prominent ridge that passes through Birmingham. Opened in 2012, the park contains a number of closed mines once used by the city's industry.
114 Water Works Park Des Moines United States Des Moines Water Works 1,500.0 607.0 The park is located along the Raccoon River, and offers trails, a picnic area, and open fields. The park is also home to the Arie den Boer Arboretum, with one of the largest collection of crab apple trees in the world.
115 Prater  Vienna Austria 1,500.0 607.0 The park includes Wurstelprater amusement park, the Vienna ferris wheel, a planetarium, and a museum. Purchased in 1560 as a hunting ground for Emperor Maximilian II, Prater was later opened to the public in 1766.
116 Beaman Park Nashville United States Nashville Board of Parks and Recreation 1,493.0 604.2
117 Presidio of San Francisco Park  San Francisco United States National Park Service 1,491.0 603.4 The park is a part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Originally a U.S. Army military fort, in 1962, the Presidio was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places as a National Historic Landmark.
118 Arignar Anna Zoological Park Chennai India Central Zoo Authority of India 1,490.0 603.0 The park is the largest zoological garden in India, with an objective to be a repository of the state's fauna. Zoological facilities include a rescue and rehabilitation centre, a breeding centre, veterinary hospital.
119 Wilderness Park Lincoln United States Lincoln Parks & Recreation 1,472.0 595.7 The park is heavily wooded, but also includes some prairieland. Because of the unrestricted flow of the Salt Creek in the area, the lay of the park changes over time.
120 Mount Airy Forest Cincinnati United States Cincinnati Park Board 1,471.0 595.3 The park was established in 1911, and was one of the earliest urban reforestation projects in the United States. In 2010, the park was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
121 Memorial Park  Houston United States Houston Parks and Recreation Department 1,466.0 593.3 The park is located inside the northwest portion of the 610 Loop, with Memorial Drive bisecting through the park. The park houses a number of sporting facilities, as well as the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center.
122 Glenn Cunningham Lake Park Omaha United States Omaha Parks, Recreation, and Public Property Department 1,439.0 582.3
123 Hansen Dam Recreation Center  Los Angeles United States Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks 1,437.0 581.5
124 Stumpy Lake Park Virginia Beach United States Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation 1,435.0 580.7
125 Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park Riverside United States Riverside Parks, Recreation, and Community Services 1,424.0 576.3
126 Parque Metropolitano Guangüiltagua Quito Ecuador 1,418.4 574.0[18]
127 Kincaid Park Anchorage United States Anchorage Parks and Recreation Department 1,411.0 571.0 The park is bounded by the Turnagain Arm and the by Knik Arm. It hosts several hiking Nordic skiing trails, including a portion of the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, a golf course, soccer fields, and a deactivated Nike missile site.
128 Englischer Garten  Munich Germany Bavarian Administration of State-Owned Palaces, Gardens and Lakes 1,400.0 566.6 Created as an English garden, the park stretches from the city centre to the northeastern city limit. In addition to an English garden, the park also includes a Japanese Teahouse and an artificial stream for surfing.
129 Rancho Diana  San Antonio United States San Antonio Parks & Recreation 1,392.0 563.3
130 Sacred Falls State Park Honolulu United States Hawai'i Department of Land and Natural Resources 1,374.0 556.0 The state park is a valley with perpendicular cliffs, streams, and falls. The state park is not open to the public, and access to it is prohibited by state officials.
131 Forest Park  St. Louis United States St. Louis Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry 1,371.0 554.8 The park is a prominent civic center opened in 1876. It is home to several regional institutions including the Missouri History Museum, Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis Science Center, Saint Louis Zoo, and The Muny theater.
132 Latta Plantation Nature Center and Preserve Huntersville United States Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation 1,343.0 543.5
133 Garden of the Gods Park Colorado Springs United States Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services Department 1,319.0 533.8 The park includes a sedimentary beds of red, pink, and white sandstones, conglomerates, and limestone, which over time has formed a number of fins, and hogbacks. The park was named a National Natural Landmark in 1971.
134 City Park  New Orleans United States New Orleans City Park Improvement Association 1,300.0 526.1 Established in 1854, the park holds the world's largest collection of mature live oak trees, some more than 600 years in age. The park is unusual as it is largely self-supporting, with most of its budget derived from self-generated revenue.
135 Balboa Park San Diego United States San Diego Parks and Recreation Department 1,291.0 522.4 The park contains both open and natural spaces, gardens, trails, museums and theaters, and the San Diego Zoo. The park was listed in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places as a National Historic Landmark District in 1977.
136 Black Mountain Open Space Park San Diego United States San Diego Parks and Recreation Department 1,284.0 519.6 The park covers the Black Mountain Ranch and Rancho Peñasquitos areas of northern San Diego, and contains a number of trails. The area the park inhabits was formerly home to arsenic and gold mines.
137 North Cheyenne Cañon Park Colorado Springs United States Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services Department 1,260.0 509.9 The park is located in Cheyenne Cañon, with much of its bedrock made from Pierre Shale. The park includes trails, picnicking areas, and a nature center. In 2009, the park was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
138 Middle Harbor Shoreline Park Oakland United States Port of Oakland 1,220.0 493.7 The park is located along the entrance channel of the Port of Oakland in the San Francisco Bay. The park was once the Oakland Naval Supply Depot, before it was transferred to the Port of Oakland in 1998, who converted it to a park.
139 Lincoln Park  Chicago United States Chicago Park District 1,216.0 492.1 Situated along Lake Michigan, the park contains a zoo, a conservatory, a nature museum and a history museum. The Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool in Lincoln Park was also registered as a U.S. National Historic Landmark in 2006.
140 Anacostia Park  Washington, D.C. United States National Park Service 1,215.0 491.7 Located on the southern shoreline of the Anacostia River, the park contains a variety of outdoor sporting facilities, including Langston Golf Course, and a marina. The park also headquarters U.S. National Capital Parks-East.
141 Cave Buttes Recreation Area Phoenix United States 1,200.0 485.6
142 Gwynns Falls Leakin Park Baltimore United States Baltimore Department of Parks and Recreation 1,200.0 485.6 Situated along the Gwynns Falls stream, the park is a local protected wilderness area that is heavily forested and largely left in its natural state. The Carrie Murray Nature Center is located in the park.
143 Liberty State Park Jersey City United States New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry 1,188.0 480.8 The New Jersey state park sits opposite of New York City's Ellis and Liberty Islands. Most of the park sits on landfill, and is home to the Liberty Science Center, and one of the few remaining tidal salt marshes along the Hudson river.
144 Parque de Valdebebas  Madrid Spain 1,186.0 480.0
145 Thunderbird Conservation Park Glendale United States Glendale Parks and Recreation Department 1,185.0 479.6
146 Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park Tallahassee United States Florida Department of Environmental Protection 1,179.0 477.1 The state park is a botanical garden that was established in 1953. In 2002, the gardens was listed as a part of the Killearn Plantation Archaeological and Historic District on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
147 Three Creeks Parks Columbus United States Metro Parks 1,156.0 467.8
148 Red Mountain Park Mesa United States Mesa Parks, Recreation, and Community Facilities 1,146.3[20] 463.9
149 Van Cortlandt Park  New York City United States NYC Parks 1,146.0[21] 463.8 Located in the Bronx, the park contains the oldest surviving building in the borough, the Van Cortlandt House Museum. Other facilities include two golf courses, several miles of paths and trails, and other smaller sporting facilities.
150 T.O. Fuller State Park Memphis United States Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation 1,138.0[22] 460.5 The state park consists mostly forests, as well as Chucalissa, a Mississippian culture archaeological site.
151 Emma Long Metropolitan Park Austin United States Austin Parks and Recreation Department 1,137.0[23] 460.1 Located on the shores of Lake Austin, the park was named after Emma Long in 1984, the first woman to sit on Austin City Council.
152 Monte Sano Nature Preserve Huntsville United States Land Trust of North Alabama 1,107.0[24] 448.0 Located on Monte Sano Mountain, the nature preserve consists of miles of public trails.
153 Assiniboine Park Winnipeg Canada Assiniboine Park Conservancy 1,100.0 445.2 The park was designed as an English landscape garden. It includes Assiniboine Park Zoo, a conservatory, forests and gardens, a sculpture garden, and an outdoor theatre.
154 Rouge Park Detroit United States Detroit Parks & Recreation 1,100.0 445.2
155 Bushy Park  London United Kingdom The Royal Parks 1,099.0 444.7 The third largest urban park located in Greater London, the park was designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest for its range of semi-natural habitats such as acid and neutral grasslands, scrub, woodland and wood pasture.
156 McDowell Nature Center and Preserve Charlotte United States Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation 1,098.0 444.3
157 Cheyenne Mountain State Park Colorado Springs United States Colorado Parks and Wildlife 1,060.0 429.0 The state park lies on the eastern flank of the Cheyenne Mountain, and is one of the last significant open spaces along the southern section of the Colorado Front Range. The park was established in 2006.
158 Me?aparks Riga Latvia SIA "R?gas me?i" 1,047.7 424.0 Inaugurated in 1949, the first Russian Empire's architectural project to use the garden city movement and is now a national heritage site and architectural cultural monument.
159 Ruffner Mountain Park Birmingham United States Ruffner Mountain Nature Coalition, Inc. 1,040.0 420.9 Once home to iron ore mines and stone quarries, the area was designated a nature preserve in 1977. The preserve includes a visitor center and several miles of trails.
160 Parque da Cidade Dona Sarah Kubitschek Brasília Brazil 1,037.8 420.0
161 Bedford Reservation Bedford United States Cleveland Metroparks 1,033.0 418.0
162 William Blair Jr. Park  Dallas United States Dallas Park & Recreation 1,032.0 417.6
163 River Legacy Park Arlington United States Arlington Parks and Recreation Department 1,031.0 417.2
164 Golden Gate Park  San Francisco United States San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department 1,027.0 415.6 The park is the fifth most-visited municipally-managed park in the United States. Created in 1871, it was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 2004. The park also contains the San Francisco Botanical Garden
165 Olmos Basin Park  San Antonio United States San Antonio Parks & Recreation 1,010.0 408.7
166 North Chagrin Reservation Willoughby Hills United States Cleveland Metroparks 1,004.0 406.3
167 Kings Park Perth Australia Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority 1,003.0 405.9 Opened in 1895, the King's Park is a mixture of grassed parkland, botanical gardens, and natural bushland on Mount Eliza. The park is the most popular visitor destination in Western Australia.
168 Stanley Park  Vancouver Canada Vancouver Park Board 1,001.0 405.1 Primarily surrounded by the waters of Vancouver Harbour and English Bay, most of the park was the result of natural evolution, as opposed to a landscape architect. The park was listed as a National Historic Sites of Canada in 1988.

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References

Footnotes

  1. ^ a b c d A park system is a network of urban parks and other forms of green spaces. Park systems do not constitute a singular urban park.
  2. ^ Warner Parks is the collective name of two separate parks next to one another. The parks (Edwin Warner Park, and Percy Warner Park) are managed as two separate parks by the Nashville Board of Parks and Recreation.
  3. ^ The University Endowment Lands is not a municipality, but an area administered directly by the Government of British Columbia. The area lies west of the City of Vancouver.

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  8. ^ Recent acquisition of the Hill Tract has added 451 acres to the existing 2684 acres http://www.nashville.gov/Parks-and-Recreation/Nature-Centers-and-Natural-Areas/Warner-Park-Nature-Center.aspx http://www.friendsofwarnerparks.com/ht_about.html Archived 9 February 2015 at the Wayback Machine
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