Top three small towns with good park space
Some people are all about nature in their cities or towns. They might not be avid hikers, dedicated hunters, or enjoy fishing, but greenspace is essential to many people. We are not alone in our love for all things green. Across the US, many big and small cities are dedicated to giving their residents access to parks. Based on the data we gathered, our list of the top three small towns (less than 10,000 people) devoted to giving their residents excellent parks and green space.
- Cave Creek, AZ population 4,892. With over 3,000 acres of city/county and private parks, this small town has excellent access to nature and green space for its small population. Jewel of the Creek Nature Preserve is open to the public but is a private park. The city also has the Desert Awareness Park and the Cave Creek Regional Park which gives 2,922 acres of park space to the city.
- London, KY population 8,058. With over 900+ acres of city parks, London normally wouldn’t have made a list until recent years. In 2019, the City of London took over the Levi Jackson Wilderness Road Park which has 896 acres, giving this small city a top spot for sheer acreage. They have 6 city parks in total and the addition of Levi Jackson gives the city 8.5 miles of additional walking trails, a mini-golf course, pool, amphitheater, and zip lines.
- Croton-on-Hudson, NY population 8,121. Silver Lake is the local swimming hole in this small NY town. Dedicated to having good park space, this small town has 13 miles of trails for residents to easily access. With 761.9 acres of parks and preservation space, this small town has green everywhere giving residents good access throughout the city.
There are many small towns across the country that are dedicated to beautiful parks and greenspace for their residents. If you want to find a place with great greenspaces take the quiz and add a few criteria. Greenspace with a college and a good food scene or maybe green space close to water?
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