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The 100 Largest City Parks 2007

Here's a list of the 100 biggest city parks in the United States, based on acreage.

Rank Park name Acres City
1. Chugach State Park1 495,996 Anchorage, Ala.
2. Franklin Mountains State Park1 23,909 El Paso, Tex.
3. Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge2 22,770 New Orleans, La.
4. South Mountain Preserve 16,283 Phoenix, Ariz.
5. Carvins Cove Natural Reserve 12,700 Roanoke, Va.
6. McDowell Sonoran Preserve 11,250 Scottsdale, Ariz.
7. Cullen Park 8,270 Houston, Tex.
8. Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve2 7,870 Jacksonville, Fla.
9. George Bush Park1 7,800 Houston, Tex.
10. North Mountain Preserve 7,500 Phoenix, Ariz.
11. Gateway National Recreation Area2,3 7,138 New York, N.Y.
12. Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge2,3 6,800 San Jose, Calif.
13. Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge2,3 6,000 Eufaula, Ala.
14. Jefferson Memorial Forest 5,650 Louisville, Ky.
15. William B. Umstead State Park1 5,579 Raleigh, N.C.
16. Longview Lake Park1 4,852 Kansas City, Mo.
17. Eagle Creek Park 4,395 Indianapolis, Ind.
18. Mission Trails Preserve 4,323 San Diego, Calif.
19. Forest Park 4,317 Portland, Ore.
20. Griffith Park 4,218 Los Angeles, Calif.
21. Fairmount Park - Wissahickon Valley 4,167 Philadelphia, Pa.
22. Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve1 3,896 Jacksonville, Fla.
23. Walter Long Park 3,802 Austin, Tex.
24. Bidwell Park 3,670 Chico, Calif.
25. Mountain Creek Lake Park 3,643 Dallas, Tex.
26. Far North Bicentennial Park 3,627 Anchorage, Ala.
27. False Cape State Park and Natural Area Preserve1 3,572 Virginia Beach, Va.
28. Bonita Lakes Park 3,462 Meridian, Miss.
29. North Landing River State Natural Area Preserve1 3,440 Virginia Beach, Va.
30. First Landing State Park1 3,410 Virginia Beach, Va.
31. Fort Worth Nature Center/Wildlife Refuge 3,331 Fort Worth, Tex.
32. Trinity River Park 3,173 Dallas, Tex.
33. Brecksville Reservation1,3 3,026 Brecksville, Ohio
34. Shelby Farms Park1 3,000 Memphis, Tenn.
35. Mohawk Park and Golf Course 2,820 Tulsa, Okla.
36. Pelham Bay Park 2,766 New York, N.Y.
37. Newport News Park3 2,688 Newport News, Va.
38. Otter Creek Park 2,600 Louisville, Ky.
39. Los Penasquitos Canyon 2,405 San Diego, Calif.
40. Mill Stream Run Reservation1,3 2,238 Strongsville, Ohio
41. Steele Creek Park 2,224 Bristol, Tenn.
42. Bear Creek Pioneers Park1 2,168 Houston, Tex.
43. Tilden Park 2,077 Berkeley, Calif.
44. Percy Warner Park 2,058 Nashville, Tenn.
45. Floyd Lamb State Park1 2,037 Las Vegas, Nev.
46. Sepulveda Basin Recreation Area 2,031 Los Angeles, Calif.
47. Galveston Island State Park1 2,013 Galveston, Tex.
48. Smith and Bybee Wetlands Natural Area1 1,973 Portland, Ore.
49. White Rock Lake Park 1,952 Dallas, Tex.
50. Rock Creek Park2,3 1,949 Washington, D.C.
51. Torrey Pines State Reserve1 1,800 San Diego, Calif.
52. Calerco County Park1 1,782 San Jose, Calif.
53. Greenbelt Park 1,778 New York, N.Y.
54. Barton Creek Greenway 1,771 Austin, Tex.
55. Swope Park 1,769 Kansas City, Mo.
56. Little Talbot Island State Park1 1,768 Jacksonville, Fla.
57. Mission Bay Park 1,756 San Diego, Calif.
58. Tijuana River Valley Regional Park1 1,710 San Diego, Calif.
59. Big Talbot Island State Park1 1,708 Jacksonville, Fla.
60. Fort Harrison State Park1 1,640 Lawrence, Ind.
61. Lake Leatherwood Park 1,620 Eureka Springs, Ark.
62. Pennypack Park 1,618 Philadelphia, Pa.
63. Claremont Hills Wilderness Park 1,589 Claremont, Calif.
64. Burns Park 1,575 North Little Rock, Ark.
65. Adobe Dam Recreation Area1 1,526 Phoenix, Ariz.
66. Memorial Park 1,503 Houston, Tex.
67. City Park 1,500 New Orleans, La
68. Beaman Park 1,493 Nashville, Tenn.
69. The Presidio2 1,480 San Francisco, Calif.
70. Hansen Dam Recreation Center 1,437 Los Angeles, Calif.
71. Mt. Airy Forest 1,420 Cincinnati, Ohio
72. Kincaid Park 1,411 Anchorage, Alaska
73. Garden of the Gods Park 1,367 Colorado Springs, Colo.
74. Latta Plantation Nature Preserve1 1,343 Huntersville, N.C.
75. Forest Park 1,293 St. Louis, Mo.
76. Black Mountain Park 1,284 San Diego, Calif.
77. North Cheyenne Canyon Park 1,260 Colorado Springs, Colo.
78. Flushing Meadows/Corona Park 1,255 New York, N.Y.
79. Martin Luther King, Jr. Shoreline Park1 1,220 Oakland, Calif.
80. Koko Head Regional Park1 1,218 Honolulu, Hawaii
81. Anacostia Park2 1,215 Washington, D.C.
82. Lincoln Park 1,212 Chicago, Ill.
83. Cave Buttes Recreation Area I & II 1,200 Phoenix, Ariz.
84. Gwynn Falls/Leakin Park 1,200 Baltimore, Md.
85. River Rouge Park 1,181 Detroit, Mich.
86. McClay Gardens State Park1 1,179 Tallahasse, Fla.
87. Van Cortlandt Park 1,146 New York, N.Y.
88. Red Mountain 1,146 Mesa, Ariz.
89. T.O. Fuller State Park1 1,138 Memphis, Tenn.
90. Emma Long Park 1,137 Austin, Tex.
91. McDowell Nature Preserve 1,098 Charlotte, N.C.
92. Balboa Park 1,091 San Diego, Calif.
93. Cheyenne Mountain State Park1 1,060 Colorado Springs, Colo.
94. Bedford Reservation1,3 1,033 Bedford, Ohio
95. Rochester Park 1,032 Dallas, Tex.
96. Golden Gate Park 1,018 San Francisco, Calif.
97. Olmos Basin 1,010 San Antonio, Tex.
98. North Chagrin Reservation1,3 1,004 Wiloughby Hills, Ohio
99. Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge 988 Oklahoma City, Okla.
100. Richmond Parkway 984 New York, N.Y.
NOTE: Municipally owned park unless otherwise noted.
1. State, county, or regional park.
2. National Park or National Wildlife Refuge.
3. Additional parkland extends outside of the city.
Source: Center for City Park Excellence, Trust for Public Land.

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