Best Parks in the World for a Green Urban Escape
Whether you live in a city or are visiting one of the world’s great city centres, we all need an escape from the city crowds once in a while.
Some of the world’s most famous and frantic cities lay claim to some of the best parks in the world.
Lumpini Park, Bangkok
It is popular with morning and evening joggers and has some excellent facilities, including a library, gym and swimming pool.
High Line, New York
The Highline is a fantastic reimagining and repurposing of public space in an overpopulated city. The High Line has proven to be an inspiration to architects all around the world.
Hampstead Heath, London
Covering over 800 acres, The Heath is known for its rambling topography and is popular with joggers, dog walkers and those looking for something a little more energetic.
Stanley Park, Vancouver
Man-made attractions have been added to the park, such as the polar bear exhibit and aquarium as well as a miniature train.
The extensive ground is ideal for bike riding, picnics and walking, and there are plenty of statues where you can learn a little about the history of Germany.
Park Güell – Barcelona
An incredibly unique public park on Carmel Hill in Barcelona comprised of gardens and architectural elements. It is a fantastic urban leisure area and one of Spain’s most popular tourist attractions.
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