10 Biggest Urban Parks In The World

Himanshi singh       Nov 14, 2022

#1. Chugach State Park

          Chugach State Park is the largest urban park in the world, spanning more than 200,000 hectares. In fact, it is almost ten times larger than Table Mountain National Park, the world’s second-largest. Chugach State Park is located in Anchorage, Alaska. “ 

#2. Table Mountain National Park

          The world’s second-biggest urban park is located in Cape Town, South Africa. The park, which measures 22,100 hectares, is named after the iconic, flat Table Mountain, which has a flat summit that makes it look like the top of a table.  

#3. Margalla Hills National Park

          The third-biggest urban park in the world, consisting of 17,386 hectares, is located in the city of Islamabad, which is the capital of the South Asian nation of Pakistan. The park, which was established in 1980, includes the Margalla Hills, Rawal Lake, and the Shakarparian Sports and Cultural complex. 

#4. Pedra Branca State Park

          Pedra Branca State Park is an urban park spanning 12,394 hectares in one of Brazil’s largest cities, Rio de Janeiro. It can more accurately be described as an urban forest. The park protects half of what is known as the Atlantic Forest remnant of Rio de Janeiro 

#5. McDowell Sonoran Preserve

          McDowell Sonoran Preserve is located in the US state of Arizona, in the city of Scottsdale. The park, which encompasses 12,300 hectares of Sonoran Desert habitat, includes a wide variety of multi-use trails, which can be traversed by foot, horse, or bike. 

#6. Losiny Ostrov National Park

          Losiny Ostrov National Park is located in Moscow, the capital of the Russian Federation. Actually, 27% of the park is located within the city limits of the Russian capital. The park spans 11,600 hectares; more than 80% of it is covered by forest, 

#7. Sanjay Gandhi National Park

          Named after a prominent Indian politician, the Sanjay Gandhi National Park covers a space of 10,384 hectares and is located in Mumbai, India. The park contains a vast area of forest, with more than 1,300 species of trees. It also contains many different animal species 

#8. Franklin Mountains State Park

          As its name implies, the Franklin Mountains State Park is located in the small Franklin Mountains range, lying within the city limits of El Paso, Texas. The park spans 9,812 hectares, and was established in 1979 to preserve the Chihuahuan Desert landscapes  

#9. Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge

          Created to protect the last remaining marsh areas in the region, the Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge is located in the city of New Orleans, Louisiana, and encompasses an area of 9,210 hectares. The refuge is home to several different natural habitats, including marshes, bottomland hardwoods, lagoons, canals, burrow pits, 

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