By Dian Hasan | November 24, 2009
The hallmark of any great city is its urban park! Commonly located at the center of its core, urban parks play a significant role in providing traffic-choked cities with much-needed green lungs. As well as recreation, sporting and cultural venues for residents and visitors alike. Here’s a look at some of the larger urban parks from across the world, as seen in through the lens of Google Earth.
MONSANTO FOREST PARK, LISBON (2,300 ACRES)
Created: 1930s. This giant parcel of urban forest was created by replanting the formerly barren Monsanto Hills. It is a great place for hiking right in the city–but the fact that it’s also wrapped in highways lessens its appeal as a walking destination.
Source: The Infrastructurist