List of urban parks by size

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A list of international urban parks larger than 1,000 acres (405 hectares; 4 square kilometres; 2 square miles) and contained entirely within a city's municipal or metropolitan boundary.

City Region/State Country Park name Size in acres Size in hectares
Cape Town Western Cape  South Africa Table Mountain National Park[1] 60,070.0[2] 24,309.5
Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro (state) Rio de Janeiro  Brazil Pedra Branca State Park 30,626.0[3] 12,393.9
 Moscow  Russia Losiny Ostrov National Park[4] 28,717.0 11,621.4
Scottsdale  Arizona  United States McDowell Sonoran Preserve (technically not a "park," rather a "nature reserve")[5] 27,800.0 11,250.3
Barcelona Barcelona  Spain Serra de Collserola 27,181.0 10,999.8
Mumbai Maharashtra  India Sanjay Gandhi National Park 25,700.0 10,400.4
Greater Buenos Aires and La Plata  Buenos Aires  Argentina Parque Provincial Pereyra Iraola[6] 25,323.0 10,247.9
El Paso  Texas  United States Franklin Mountains State Park 24,248.0 9,812.8
 New Orleans  Louisiana  United States Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge 22,770.0 9,214.7
São Paulo São Paulo (state) São Paulo  Brazil Serra da Cantareira 19,560.9 7,916.0
Seoul Gyeonggi-do  South Korea Bukhansan National Park 19,407.7[7] 7,854.0
Edmonton  Alberta  Canada North Saskatchewan River valley parks system 18,000.0 7,284.3
Islamabad Islamabad Capital Territory  Pakistan Margalla Hills National Park 17,386.0 7,035.9
Phoenix  Arizona  United States South Mountain Park 16,094.0 6,513.0
Sydney  New South Wales  Australia Western Sydney Parklands 13,047.2 5,280.0[8]
Lahore and Kasur  Punjab  Pakistan Changa Manga 12,423.0 5,027.4
 Toronto  Ontario  Canada Rouge Park 12,356.0 5,000.3
 Dallas  Texas  United States Trinity River Project 10,000.0 4,046.9
London Greater London  United Kingdom Lee Valley Park 10,000.0 4,046.9
 Houston  Texas  United States Cullen Park 9,270.0 3,751.4
Ulsan Yeongnam  South Korea Ulsan Grand Park 8,995.0 3,640.1[9][10]
 Los Angeles  California  United States Topanga State Park 8,960.0 3,626.0
Seongnam and Gwangju Gyeonggi-do  South Korea Namhansanseong 8,512.8 3,445.0[11]
Jacksonville  Florida  United States Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve 7,870.0 3,184.9
 Houston  Texas  United States George Bush Park 7,800.0 3,156.5
Phoenix  Arizona  United States North Mountain Preserve 7,500.0 3,035.1
 New York City  New York  United States Gateway National Recreation Area (part) 7,138.0 2,888.6
San Jose  California  United States Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge (part) 6,800.0 2,751.9
Louisville  Kentucky  United States Jefferson Memorial Forest 6,011.0 2,432.6
Eufaula  Alabama  United States Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge (part) 6,000.0 2,428.1
San Diego  California  United States Mission Trails Regional Park 7,219.0 2,921.4
Raleigh  North Carolina  United States William B. Umstead State Park 5,579.0 2,257.7
 Moscow  Russia Bitsa Park 5,457.0 2,208.4
Brescia  Lombardy  Italy Brescia Hills Park (part) 5,394.3 2,183.0
Mexico City State of Mexico  Mexico Sierra de Guadalupe 5,322.0 2,153.7
Honolulu  Hawaii  United States Ahupuaʻa O Kahana State Park 5,229.0 2,116.1
Portland  Oregon  United States Forest Park 5,157.0 2,087.0
Indianapolis  Indiana  United States Eagle Creek Park and Golf Course 4,766.0 1,928.7
Memphis  Tennessee  United States Shelby Farms 4,500.0 1,821.1
Anchorage  Alaska  United States Far North Bicentennial Park 4,500.0 1,821.1
Santiago  Santiago Metropolitan Region  Chile Parque Metropolitano de Santiago 4,410.0 1,784.7
Halifax Nova Scotia Canada Blue Mountain Birch Cove Wilderness Area[12] 4,366.4 1,767.0
Virginia Beach  Virginia  United States False Cape State Park and Natural Area Preserve 4,321.0 1,748.6
Madrid  Madrid  Spain Casa de Campo 4,256.0 1,722.3
 Los Angeles  California  United States Griffith Park 4,217.0 1,706.6
 Philadelphia  Pennsylvania  United States Fairmount Park (proper)[13] 4,167.0 1,686.3
Lethbridge  Alberta  Canada Oldman River valley parks system 4,000.0 1,618.7
Jacksonville  Florida  United States Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve 3,896.0 1,576.7
Austin  Texas  United States Walter E. Long Park 3,715.0 1,503.4
Chico  California  United States Bidwell Park 3,670.0 1,485.2
Fort Worth  Texas  United States Fort Worth Nature Center/Wildlife Refuge 3,662.0 1,482.0
Dallas  Texas  United States Mountain Creek Lake Park 3,643.0 1,474.3
Kingsport  Tennessee  United States Bays Mountain Park 3,585.0 1,450.8
Meridian  Mississippi  United States Bonita Lakes Park 3,462.0 1,401.0
Virginia Beach  Virginia  United States North Landing River State Natural Area Preserve 3,440.0 1,392.1
St. John's Newfoundland and Labrador  Canada Pippy Park 3,400.0 1,375.9
 Calgary  Alberta  Canada Fish Creek Provincial Park 3,331.0 1,348.0
Dallas  Texas  United States Trinity River Park 3,173.0 1,284.1
Nashville  Tennessee  United States Warner Parks 3,135.0[14] 1,268.7
Tulsa  Oklahoma  United States Mohawk Park and Golf Course 3,100.0 1,254.5
Brecksville  Ohio  United States Brecksville Reservation (part) 3,026.0 1,224.6
Łodz Łódź Voivodeship  Poland Las Łagiewnicki 2,977.6 1,205.0
Natal  Rio Grande do Norte  Brazil Natal Dunes State Park 2,896.0 1,172.0
Jacksonville  Florida  United States Cecil Field Greenway 2,866.0 1,159.8
Fortaleza  Ceará  Brazil Cocó Park 2,855.0 1,155.4
Calgary  Alberta  Canada Nose Hill Park 2,785.0 1,127.0
 New York City  New York  United States Pelham Bay Park 2,765.0 1,119.0
Newport News Virginia  United States Newport News Park (part) 2,688.0 1,087.8
Lisbon Lisboa Region  Portugal Monsanto Forest Park 2,471.0 1,000.0
Paris Île-de-France  France Bois de Vincennes 2,456.0 993.9
San Diego  California  United States Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve 2,405.0 973.3
Birmingham West Midlands  United Kingdom Sutton Park 2,400.0 971.2
Kansas City  Missouri  United States Longview Lake Park (part) 2,381.0 963.6
London Greater London  United Kingdom Richmond Park 2,360.0 955.1
Kansas City  Missouri  United States Blue River Parkway 2,319.0 938.5
Regina Saskatchewan  Canada Wascana Centre 2,300.0[15] 930.8
Mexico City Federal District  Mexico Cumbres del Ajusco National Park 2,273.4 920.0
Strongsville  Ohio  United States Mill Stream Run Reservation (part) 2,238.0 905.7
Lee's Summit  Missouri  United States Fleming Park (part) 2,229.0 902.0
Bristol  Tennessee  United States Steele Creek Park 2,224.0 900.0
Rawalpindi  Punjab  Pakistan Ayub National Park 2,223.9 900.0
Lynn  Massachusetts  United States Lynn Woods Reservation 2,200.0[16] 890.3
Saint John  New Brunswick  Canada Rockwood Park 2,200.0[17] 890.3
Houston  Texas  United States Bear Creek Pioneers Park 2,168.0 877.4
Paris Île-de-France  France Bois de Boulogne 2,090.0 845.8
Berkeley  California  United States Tilden Regional Park 2,079.0[18] 841.3
 Los Angeles  California  United States Sepulveda Basin Recreation Area 2,031.0 821.9
Galveston  Texas  United States Galveston Island State Park 2,013.0 814.6
Belgrade  Serbia Ada Ciganlija 1,976.0 799.7
Portland  Oregon  United States Smith and Bybee Wetlands Natural Area 1,973.0 798.4
Dallas  Texas  United States White Rock Lake Park 1,952.0 789.9
Vancouver  British Columbia  Canada Pacific Spirit Regional Park 1,885.0 762.8
Kansas City  Missouri  United States Swope Park 1,805.0 730.5
San Diego  California  United States Torrey Pines State Reserve 1,800.0 728.4
Meriden  Connecticut  United States Hubbard Park 1,800.0 728.4
San Jose  California  United States Calero County Park 1,782.0 721.1
 New York City  New York  United States Greenbelt Park 1,778.0 719.5
Austin  Texas  United States Barton Creek Greenway 1,771.0 716.7
Jacksonville  Florida  United States Little Talbot Island State Park 1,768.0 715.5
Dublin Leinster  Ireland Phoenix Park 1,760.0 712.2
San Diego  California  United States Mission Bay Park 1,756.0 710.6
 Washington, D.C.  District of Columbia  United States Rock Creek Park 1,754.0 709.8
San Diego  California  United States Tijuana River Valley Regional Park 1,710.0 692.0
Jacksonville  Florida  United States Big Talbot Island State Park 1,708.0 691.2
Monza  Lombardy  Italy Monza Park 1,700.1 688.0
North Little Rock  Arkansas  United States Burns Park 1,700.0[19] 688.0
Mexico City Federal District  Mexico Chapultepec Park 1,695.0 685.9
Wheeling  West Virginia  United States Oglebay Park 1,650.0 667.7
Lawrence  Indiana  United States Fort Harrison State Park 1,640.0 663.7
Eureka Springs  Arkansas  United States Lake Leatherwood Park 1,620.0 655.6
 Philadelphia  Pennsylvania  United States Pennypack Park 1,618.0 654.8
Madrid  Madrid  Spain Parque Lineal del Manzanares 1,606.0 649.9
Claremont  California  United States Claremont Hills Wilderness Park 1,589.0 643.0
Chorzów Silesia  Poland Silesian Culture and Recreation Park 1,532.0 620.0
Phoenix  Arizona  United States Adobe Dam Recreation Area 1,526.0 617.6
Riverside  California  United States Hidden Valley Wildlife Area 1,510.0 611.1
Des Moines  Iowa  United States Water Works Park 1,500.0 607.0
Birmingham  Alabama  United States Red Mountain Park 1,500.0 607.0
 Vienna  Vienna  Austria Prater 1,500.0 607.0
Nashville  Tennessee  United States Beaman Park 1,493.0 604.2
San Francisco  California  United States Presidio of San Francisco Park 1,491.0 603.4
Chennai Tamil Nadu  India Arignar Anna Zoological Park 1,490.0 603.0
Lincoln  Nebraska  United States Wilderness Park 1,472.0 595.7
Cincinnati  Ohio  United States Mount Airy Forest 1,471.0 595.3
 Houston  Texas  United States Memorial Park 1,466.0 593.3
Omaha  Nebraska  United States Glenn Cunningham Lake 1,439.0 582.3
 Los Angeles  California  United States Hansen Dam Recreation Center 1,437.0 581.5
Virginia Beach  Virginia  United States Stumpy Lake Park 1,435.0 580.7
Lee's Summit  Missouri  United States Longview Lake Park (part) 1,429.0 578.3
Riverside  California  United States Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park 1,424.0 576.3
Quito Pichincha  Ecuador Parque Metropolitano Guangüiltagua 1,418.4 574.0[20]
Anchorage  Alaska  United States Kincaid Park 1,411.0 571.0
Munich  Bavaria  Germany Englischer Garten 1,400.0 566.6
San Antonio  Texas  United States Rancho Diana 1,392.0 563.3
Honolulu  Hawaii  United States Sacred Falls State Park 1,374.0 556.0
Huntersville  North Carolina  United States Latta Plantation Nature Preserve 1,343.0 543.5
Colorado Springs  Colorado  United States Garden of the Gods Park 1,319.0 533.8
 New Orleans  Louisiana  United States New Orleans City Park 1,300.0 526.1
 St. Louis  Missouri  United States Forest Park 1,293.0 523.3
San Diego  California  United States Black Mountain Park 1,284.0 519.6
Colorado Springs  Colorado  United States North Cheyenne Cañon Park 1,260.0 509.9
 New York City  New York  United States Flushing Meadows – Corona Park 1,255.0 507.9
 Toronto  Ontario  Canada Tommy Thompson Park 1,235.0 499.8
Oakland  California  United States Martin Luther King, Jr. Shoreline Park 1,220.0 493.7
 Chicago  Illinois  United States Lincoln Park 1,216.0 492.1
 Washington, D.C.  District of Columbia  United States Anacostia Park 1,215.0 491.7
Phoenix  Arizona  United States Cave Buttes Recreation Area I & II 1,200.0 485.6
Baltimore  Maryland  United States Gwynns Falls Leakin Park 1,200.0 485.6
Jersey City  New Jersey  United States Liberty State Park 1,188.0 480.8
Madrid  Madrid  Spain Parque de Valdebebas 1,186.0 480.0
Glendale  Arizona  United States Thunderbird Conservation Park 1,185.0 479.6
Tallahassee  Florida  United States Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park 1,179.0 477.1
Columbus  Ohio  United States Three Creeks Parks 1,156.0 467.8
Mesa  Arizona  United States Red Mountain Park 1,146.3[21] 463.9
New York City  New York  United States Van Cortlandt Park 1,146.0[22] 463.8
Memphis  Tennessee  United States T.O. Fuller State Park 1,138.0[23] 460.5
Austin  Texas  United States Emma Long Metropolitan Park 1,137.0[24] 460.1
Huntsville  Alabama  United States Monte Sano Nature Preserve 1,107.0[25] 448.0
Winnipeg  Manitoba  Canada Assiniboine Park 1,100.0 445.2
Detroit  Michigan  United States Rouge Park 1,100.0 445.2
London Greater London  United Kingdom Bushy Park 1,099.0 444.7
Charlotte  North Carolina  United States McDowell Nature Preserve 1,098.0 444.3
San Diego  California  United States Balboa Park 1,091.0 441.5
Colorado Springs  Colorado  United States Cheyenne Mountain State Park 1,060.0 429.0
Federal District (Brazil) Brasília Federal District (Brazil) Federal District  Brazil Parque da Cidade Dona Sarah Kubitschek 1,037.8 420.0
Bedford  Ohio  United States Bedford Reservation (part) 1,033.0 418.0
Dallas  Texas  United States Rochester Park 1,032.0 417.6
Arlington  Texas  United States River Legacy Park 1,031.0 417.2
 San Francisco  California  United States Golden Gate Park 1,027.0 415.6
San Luis Potosí  San Luis Potosí  Mexico Parque Tangamanga I 1,015.0 410.8
Birmingham  Alabama  United States Ruffner Mountain Park 1,011.0 409.1
San Antonio  Texas  United States Olmos Basin 1,010.0 408.7
Willoughby Hills  Ohio  United States North Chagrin Reservation (part) 1,004.0 406.3
Perth  Western Australia  Australia Kings Park 1,003.0 405.9
Vancouver  British Columbia  Canada Stanley Park 1,000.0 404.7

See also[edit]

Lists of urban parks by country or region[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "About SANParks". South African National Parks. Retrieved 6 August 2010. 
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  5. ^ The city of Scottsdale has set up a wide trail network in partnership with the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy, 2014.
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  8. ^ "Western Sydney Regional Park Draft Plan of Management" (PDF). NSW Government. Retrieved 16 May 2013. ...It is approximately 5,280 hectares in size and is the largest urban park in Australia.... 
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  13. ^ "Fairmount Park" is officially the name of Philadelphia's entire municipal park system, consisting of 63 units. The system is named after the original Fairmount Park, the system's oldest unit, which occupies nearly half of the system's area.
  14. ^ 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
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  16. ^ "Welcome to Lynn Woods!". Friends of Lynn Woods. Retrieved 2012-02-28. 
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  20. ^ "Parque Metropolitano". 
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