You can’t judge a city solely on its architecture and restaurants. You also have to take into account the green space where you can actually escape the urban jungle. These are my favorite municipally-owned escapes, based on size (they all dwarf 800-acre Central Park), beauty, and recreational offerings. If you want to know more about city parks, The Trust for Public Land publishes a comprehensive annual City Park Facts report that makes for an enlightening read.
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