City parks are a real godsend, especially for those who reside in large cities and do not have the opportunity to travel for trips or holidays outside the city. In addition to an undoubted one ecological function, these green areas are a fantastic leisure area: from sport to relaxation, anyone can use them and enjoy some peace surrounded by nature. But which are the largest urban parks in the world?
Below you will find the ranking of the largest urban parks that extend entirely within a single municipal / metropolitan area.
Top 10 of the largest urban parks/ 10
1 - Chugach State Park, 200.400 hectares
Chugach State Park is located in southern Alaska, within the municipality of Anchorage. The park contains approximately 495.000 acres of land and is one of the four largest state parks in the United States. The park's westernmost boundary lies in the foothills of the Chugach Mountain Range, just seven miles east of downtown Anchorage. Inside, the park contains frozen lakes and huge glaciers.
2 - Table Mountain National Park, 22.100 hectares
Table Mountains define Cape Town's image around the world. But not everyone knows that they are part of one of the largest urban parks there is. The park rises at 1073 meters and dominates the view of the city. The wild nature of the mountain, in the midst of a lively conurbation, is probably the thing that most impresses the lucky ones who have the chance to visit this incredible place.
3 - Pedra Branca State Park, 12.394 hectares
Pedra Branca State Park is located in the western area of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, precisely surrounded by eight districts. Inside stands the Pico da Pedra Branca, which with its 1.024 meters represents the highest point in Rio. Also inside there are two important religious buildings of historical importance: the chapel of São Gonçalo do Amarante, dating back to 1625, and the church of Nossa Senhora de Monserrat, built in 1776.