Official Washington, DC, is tailored for certain groups of people: tourists, politicians, and lobbyists. But setting aside the monuments and museums leaves a series of parks where the city’s history and social conditions are thrown into stark relief.
A city so nice, we had to cover its parks twice. Outsized attention is a given for places like Central Park. But in a city as big and speckled with green spaces as New York, small, local parks are always a quick walk away right when you need them.
Hundreds of miles of pavement and incredible real-estate prices may suggest that humans have placed an indelible stamp on New York City. But the wilderness is just biding its time.
The Pacific Northwest stands tall when it comes to preservation and natural beauty—so why were New Englanders called in to design the Emerald City’s parks?
Toronto’s new mayor has prompted a revival of civic spirit, including a push to celebrate the city’s public spaces. But what if your experiences in its parks are memorable for all the wrong reasons?
When you’re a twenty-something in love with the urban life, parks can seem invisible. But, as they say, having a kid changes everything.
San Franciscans love green space, and locals never find themselves too far from a good picnic spot.