World's most beautiful city parks

A well-designed park is more than green space in the midst of a concrete jungle — it makes a city lovable and livable.

For city dwellers and tourists alike, an urban park becomes a shared backyard. Indeed, for Alain de Botton, author of “The Architecture of Happiness,” an urban park’s ultimate importance is in allowing us to step away from the rush. “In the midst of a busy city, a park becomes quite literally an oasis and a tree can bring about an epiphany no less intense than a beautiful painting.” | Kristin Conard, Travel + Leisure

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