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10 Parks that Changed America

10 Parks That Changed America

It's tempting to think of our local parks as merely green space or somewhere to walk the dog. But many parks have a much more interesting story to tell.

Beyond providing relief from the gritty city or as a place to connect with nature and each other, these parks also can tell us a good deal about our evolving civic tastes and priorities; about key moments in the history of urban planning; and about who we were, and are, as a society.

We invite you to explore ten parks that had big impacts not only on their own cities, but on the idea of what a park can be.