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City park facts: the largest state parks witin the 100 largest US cites

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Continuing our series of city park facts – here’s the top ten largest state parks located within a city.

  1. Chugach State Park, Anchorage: 464,318
  2. Franklin Mountains State Park, El Paso: 25,809
  3. Honolulu Watershed Forest Reserve, Honolulu: 9,951
  4. Topanga State Park, Los Angeles: 8,873
  5. Cary State Forest, Jacksonville: 8,322
  6. William B. Umstead State Park, Raleigh: 5,571
  7. False Cape Skate Park, Virginia Beach: 4,321
  8. Mustang Island State Park, Corpus Christi: 4,219
  9. Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve, Jacksonville: 3,994
  10. Cavalier Wildlife Management Area, Chesapeake: 3,770

City Parks Facts 2017 will be released on April 20, 2017 at www.tpl.org.

City Park Facts is a collaboration between the many city, county, state and nonprofit parks agencies and conservancies that work with us to submit their data and we appreciate their continued help and involvment. The staff of the Center for City Park Excellence at the Trust for Public Land works to present this information in a thorough yet easy-to-use format, and your feedback is important for future editions. You can contact us at ccpe@tpl.org

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City Park Facts: Largest federal parks inside the largest cities

Continuing our largest parks series, here’s the top ten largest federal parks located inside our 100 largest US cities

  1. Chugach National Forest, Anchorage: 245,653 acres
  2. Lake George Natural Landmark, Anchorage: 192,192
  3. Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, Chesapeake: 50,469
  4. Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve, Jacksonville: 31,486
  5. Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge, New Orleans: 25,361
  6. Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Virginia Beach: 9,180
  7. Gateway National Recreation Area, New York: 7,683
  8. Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, San Jose: 6,800
  9. Petroglyph National Monument, Albuquerque: 5,164
  10. Angeles National Forest, Los Angeles: 3,696

City Parks Facts 2017 will be released on April 19, 2017 at www.tpl.org.

City Park Facts is a collaboration between the many city, county, state and nonprofit parks agencies and conservancies that work with us to submit their data and we appreciate their continued help and involvment. The staff of the Center for City Park Excellence at the Trust for Public Land works to present this information in a thorough yet easy-to-use format, and your feedback is important for future editions. You can contact us at ccpe@tpl.org

Follow our new twitter feed @CityParkFacts