List of urban parks by size

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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/2 square miles) and contained entirely within a locality's municipal or metropolitan boundary.

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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 Table Mountain National Park Cape Town  South Africa South African National Parks 54,610.3 22,100.0 A national park situtated around the Table Mountain chain, it 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.
3 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.
4 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.
5 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. The park is located on the Meshchera Lowlands.
6 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 mammall species. The Kanheri Caves are situated within the park.
7 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 park in the United States completely within its city limits. The park is located at the Franklin Mountains, the Rocky Mountains's most southerly point in the state.
8 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.
9 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.
N/A North Saskatchewan River valley parks system[note 1] Edmonton  Canada River Valley Alliance 18,000.0 7,284.3 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 largest continuous expanse of urban parkland in Canada.
10 Margalla Hills National Park  Islamabad  Pakistan 17,386.0 7,035.9 The national park includes the Margalla Hills, which forms the foothills of the Himalayas. The park is home to around 600 plant species, 250 bird species, 38 mammal species, and 13 species of reptiles.
11 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 Western Sydney Parklands[note 1]  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 connnected green spaces, roughly following the western portion of the M7 cycleway and the Westlink M7.
12 Changa Manga Lahore  Pakistan Punjab Forest Department 12,423.0 5,027.4 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.
13 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 largest urban park in Canada. Centred around the Rouge River, it consists of Carolinian forests and contains some of Canada's oldest known indigenous sites.
14 Government Canyon State Natural Area San Antonio  United States Texas Parks and Wildlife Department 12,244.0[2] 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.
15 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 Trinity River Project[note 1]  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.
16 Cullen Park  Houston  United States Houston Parks and Recreation Department 9,270.0 3,751.4
17 Ulsan Grand Park Ulsan  South Korea 8,995.0 3,640.1[3][4] 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.
18 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.
19 Namhansanseong Provincial Park Seongnam  South Korea Namhansanseong Provincial Park Office 8,512.8 3,445.0[5] A provincial park that includes the Namhansanseong mountain military fortress. In 2014 it was designated as a World Heritage site by UNESCO.
20 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
21 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.
22 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.
23 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.
24 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.
25 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.
26 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.
27 Brescia Hills Park  Brescia  Italy 5,394.3 2,183.0
28 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.
29 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.
30 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.
31 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.
32 Far North Bicentennial Park Anchorage  United States Anchorage Parks and Recreation Department 4,500.0 1,821.1
33 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.
34 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.
35 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.
36 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.
37 Casa de Campo  Madrid  Spain 4,256.0 1,722.3 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.
38 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.
39 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 Oldman River valley parks system[note 1] 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.
40 Izmaylovsky Park  Moscow  Russia 3,953.7 1,604.0 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.
41 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.
42 Walter E. Long Park Austin  United States Austin Parks and Recreation Department 3,715.0 1,503.4
43 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.
44 Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge Fort Worth  United States Fort Worth Parks & Recreation 3,662.0 1,482.0
45 Mountain Creek Lake Park  Dallas  United States Dallas Park & Recreation 3,643.0 1,474.3
46 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.
47 Bonita Lakes Park Meridian  United States Meridian Parks & Recreation 3,462.0 1,401.0
48 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.
49 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.
50 Fish Creek Provincial Park  Calgary  Canada Alberta Culture and Tourism 3,331.0 1,348.0 The provincial park is the third 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 Warner Parks[note 2] Nashville  United States Nashville Board of Parks and Recreation 3,135.0[6] 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.
51 Mohawk Park and Golf Course Tulsa  United States 3,100.0 1,254.5
52 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.
53 Las Łagiewnicki  Łódź  Poland 2,977.6 1,205.0
54 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.
55 Cecil Greens Fieldway  Jacksonville  United States Jacksonville Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services 2,866.0 1,159.8
56 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.
57 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.
58 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.
59 Newport News Park Newport News  United States Newport News Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism 2,688.0 1,087.8 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.
60 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.
61 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.
62 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.
63 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.
64 Longview Lake Park Kansas City  United States Jackson County Parks + Rec 2,381.0 963.6
65 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.
66 Blue River Parkway Kansas City  United States Kansas City Parks and Recreation 2,319.0 938.5
67 Wascana Centre  Regina  Canada Saskatchewan Provincial Capital Commission 2,300.0[7] 930.8 Formally established in 1962, the park is built around Wascana Lake, The park contains recreational, cultural, educational, environmental, as well as government facilities.
68 Mill Stream Run Reservation Strongsville  United States Cleveland Metroparks 2,238.0 905.7
69 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.
70 Steele Creek Park Bristol  United States Bristol Parks & Recreation Department 2,224.0 900.0
71 Lynn Woods Reservation Lynn  United States Government of Lynn 2,200.0[8] 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.
72 Rockwood Park Saint John  Canada Saint John Transportation & Environment Services 2,200.0[9] 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.
73 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.
74 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.
75 Tilden Regional Park Berkeley  United States East Bay Regional Park District 2,079.0[10] 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.
76 Sepulveda Basin Recreation Area  Los Angeles  United States Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks 2,031.0 821.9
77 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.
78 Ada Ciganlija  Belgrade  Serbia 1,976.0 799.7
79 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.
80 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.
81 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.
82 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.
83 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.
84 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.
85 Calero Reservoir Park San Jose  United States Santa Clara Valley Water District 1,782.0 721.1 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.
86 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.
87 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.
88 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.
89 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.
90 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.
91 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.
92 Tijuana River Valley Regional Park San Diego  United States County of San Diego Parks and Recreation 1,710.0 692.0
93 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.
94 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.
95 Burns Park North Little Rock  United States North Little Rock Parks and Recreation 1,700.0[11] 688.0 The park features two golf courses, Funland Amusement Park, sporting facilities, trails, and a camping area.
96 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.
97 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.
98 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.
99 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.
100 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.
101 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.
102 Claremont Hills Wilderness Park Claremont  United States Claremont Human Services Department 1,589.0 643.0
103 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
104 Adobe Dam Regional Park Phoenix  United States Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department 1,526.0 617.6
105 Hidden Valley Wildlife Area Riverside  United States Riverside County Regional Park and Open-Space District 1,510.0 611.1
106 Red Mountain Park Birmingham  United States Red Mountain Greenway and Recreational Area Commission 1,500.0 607.0
106 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.
106 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.
109 Beaman Park Nashville  United States Nashville Board of Parks and Recreation 1,493.0 604.2
110 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.
111 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.
112 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.
113 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.
114 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.
115 Glenn Cunningham Lake Park Omaha  United States Omaha Parks, Recreation, and Public Property Department 1,439.0 582.3
116 Hansen Dam Recreation Center  Los Angeles  United States Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks 1,437.0 581.5
117 Stumpy Lake Park Virginia Beach  United States Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation 1,435.0 580.7
118 Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park Riverside  United States Riverside Parks, Recreation, and Community Services 1,424.0 576.3
119 Parque Metropolitano Guangüiltagua Quito  Ecuador 1,418.4 574.0[12]
120 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.
121 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 a artificial steam for surfing.
122 Rancho Diana  San Antonio  United States San Antonio Parks & Recreation 1,392.0 563.3
123 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.
124 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.
125 Latta Plantation Nature Center and Preserve Huntersville  United States Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation 1,343.0 543.5
126 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 overtime has formed a number of fins, and hogbacks. The park was named a National Natural Landmark in 1971.
127 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.
128 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.
129 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.
130 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.
131 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.
132 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.
133 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.
134 Cave Buttes Recreation Area Phoenix  United States 1,200.0 485.6
134 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.
136 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'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.
137 Parque de Valdebebas  Madrid  Spain 1,186.0 480.0
138 Thunderbird Conservation Park Glendale  United States Glendale Parks and Recreation Department 1,185.0 479.6
139 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.
140 Three Creeks Parks Columbus  United States Metro Parks 1,156.0 467.8
141 Red Mountain Park Mesa  United States Mesa Parks, Recreation, and Community Facilities 1,146.3[14] 463.9 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.
142 Van Cortlandt Park  New York City  United States NYC Parks 1,146.0[15] 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.
143 T.O. Fuller State Park Memphis  United States Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation 1,138.0[16] 460.5 The state park consists mostly forests, as well as Chucalissa, a Mississippian culture archaeological site.
144 Emma Long Metropolitan Park Austin  United States Austin Parks and Recreation Department 1,137.0[17] 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.
145 Monte Sano Nature Preserve Huntsville  United States Land Trust of North Alabama 1,107.0[18] 448.0 Located on Monte Sano Mountain, the nature preserve consists of miles of public trails.
146 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.
146 Rouge Park Detroit  United States Detroit Parks & Recreation 1,100.0 445.2
148 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, scub, woodland and wood pasture.
149 McDowell Nature Center and Preserve Charlotte  United States Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation 1,098.0 444.3
150 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.
151 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.
152 Parque da Cidade Dona Sarah Kubitschek Brasília  Brazil 1,037.8 420.0
153 Bedford Reservation Bedford  United States Cleveland Metroparks 1,033.0 418.0
154 William Blair Jr. Park  Dallas  United States Dallas Park & Recreation 1,032.0 417.6
155 River Legacy Park Arlington  United States Arlington Parks and Recreation Department 1,031.0 417.2
156 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
157 Olmos Basin Park  San Antonio  United States San Antonio Parks & Recreation 1,010.0 408.7
158 North Chagrin Reservation Willoughby Hills  United States Cleveland Metroparks 1,004.0 406.3
159 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.
160 Stanley Park  Vancouver  Canada Vancouver Park Board 1,000.0 404.7 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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  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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  2. ^ "Government Canyon State Natural Area", Wikipedia, 2017-11-07, retrieved 2018-08-31 
  3. ^ "조성배경". ulsanpark.com (in Korean). Retrieved 12 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "Ulsan Grand Park (울산대공원)". Official Site of Korea Tourism Org. Retrieved 15 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "남한산성도립공원". 
  6. ^ 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
  7. ^ "Walk 1 - A Place for People!". Wascana Centre Authority. Retrieved 2010-04-02. 
  8. ^ "Welcome to Lynn Woods!". Friends of Lynn Woods. Retrieved 2012-02-28. 
  9. ^ "Rockwood Park". Tourism New Brunswick. Archived from the original on 30 March 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-19. 
  10. ^ "EBRPD - Tilden". www.ebparks.org. 
  11. ^ "Burns Park". 
  12. ^ "Parque Metropolitano". 
  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2012. 
  14. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 1 September 2013. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  15. ^ "Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy - Home". www.vcpark.org. 
  16. ^ "T.O. Fuller State Park". Tennessee State Parks. 
  17. ^ http://austinparks.org/our-parks.html?parkid=247
  18. ^ http://landtrustnal.org/properties/monte-sano-preserve/