Stupendous Sights: 5 US Cities with Beautiful Parks



A clean, green and spacious park is an absolute must for any city that aims to provide a high quality standard of living for its residents. Fortunately, most U.S. cities make the creation and maintenance of local city parks a top priority. The following five boast amazingly beautiful parks where residents can enjoy their free time in the great outdoors.

Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, PA

If you reside in the Pittsburgh Area, you will find it easy to stay fit at Schenley Park (pictured, above). This 456-acre features a running track, soccer field, tennis courts, and cross-country trails. The Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens provides the beauty for this park with lush gardens and fine art collections.

Pittsburgh is a great place to call home with plenty of top jobs and educational opportunities.

Sandstone Park Ranch, Longmont, CO

This stunning 313-acre park in Longmont is a community park and a nature area. As well as the nature, it also features dozens of recreational amenities, including a four-plex ball field complex, skate park, sports field, adventure playground, picnic area, and visitor’s center. The park emphasizes not only fitness and fun, but also natural, historic, and cultural resources. Kids can’t get enough of this great park with its historic and aquatic-themed play areas and custom play equipment. Longmont is a great place for families. In fact, it is listed as one of the 100 best places to live in America.

Forsyth Park. Savannah, GA

Because this 30-acre park is located in Historic Savannah, one of the nation’s most gorgeous historic districts, it oozes beauty.  Sights include Spanish moss draped across oak trees that stay green all year. The fountain in the middle of the park’s north side was built in 1858 and closely resembles those in Cusco, Peru and Paris, France.

Savannah’s sheer beauty, year round mild temperatures, and interesting history make it a great town to call home.

Falls Park, Sioux Falls, SD

This 123-acre park encompasses the beauty of South Dakota with a five-story viewing tower and observation deck. The observation deck allows you to see a 360-degree panoramic scope of the city skyline, and the famous Sioux Falls. Four hundred gallons of water drops 100 feet every second at the amazing Falls Park. The park also boasts plenty of biking and jogging trails.

This formerly agricultural town is brimming with economic opportunity and is a great place to plan a future home.

Arnold Arboretum, Boston, MA

Harvard horticulturists maintain the 4,000 kinds of shrubs, vines, and trees that burst with color in this 281-acre Massachusetts park. Lilacs, crab trees, and more dazzle the eye each spring. A heavenly event called Lilac Sunday is held here on the second Sunday in May. Autumn is also a spectacular time to stroll this park. Boston is full of Old Country charm, history, and fantastic neighborhoods.

City parks provide an oasis in the midst of concrete, a place to get away from crowded sidewalks and traffic. Be sure to check out the city parks wherever you plan to relocate.

Dixie Somers About Dixie Somers

Dixie Somers is a freelance writer and blogger for business, home, and family niches. Dixie lives in Phoenix, Arizona, and is the proud mother of three beautiful girls and wife to a wonderful husband. Dixie recommends looking into educational programs like Success Path for more information.

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