Largest Nature Parks In And Around Urban Areas In The United State

Himanshi singh       Nov 14, 2022

#Largest Nature Parks In And Around Urban Areas In The United State

          Located west of Albuquerque, New Mexico, the park offers a safe place for shooting aficionados to enjoy shooting sports. The place has two public clubhouses, refreshment areas, and several ranges 

# Lake Houston Wilderness Park, Houston - 4,787 Acre

         Lake Houston is located 30 minutes north of downtown Houston, Texas, and is the only park in the city of Houston's park system that allows overnight camping. 

# Forest Park, Portland - 5,172 Acre

          Portland, Oregon’s Forest Park is a popular escape for runners, hikers, and equestrians. Located in the city’s northwest corner, it is covered in lush woodlands that act as the city’s air purifier. 

# Lake Stanley Draper, Oklahoma City - 6,190 Acre

          This beautiful reservoir located in Southeast Oklahoma City, Oklahoma is a popular place for camping, hiking, biking, fishing, sailing, and water skiing. It has many facilities that allow visitors to enjoy the water and the company of friends and family. 

# Jefferson Memorial Forest, Louisville - 6,218 Acre

          This gem, located 15 miles south of downtown Louisville, Kentucky, allows urban dwellers a quick escape without leaving the city. The entire area is covered with a thick woodland composed of hardwood trees. 

# Mission Trails Regional Park, San Diego - 6,932 Acre

          The vast area of the Mission Trail Regional Park in San Diego, California includes both natural and developed recreational areas. Grasslands afford a majestic view of the mountains,  

# Sonoran Preserve, Phoenix - 9,487 Acre

          This little piece of wilderness amidst the city is located in North Phoenix, Arizona. It’s popular among avid hikers with its various types of terrain. Some offer minimal elevation while others have large elevation changes over uneven footing.  

# South Mountain Preserve, Phoenix - 16,306 Acre

          One of the largest municipal parks in the US, the South Mountain Preserve is located a few miles south of downtown Phoenix, Arizona. It has 58 miles (93 km) of trails for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. 

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