One of the elements that defines a great city is if it features a substantial park. Central Park in New York, Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, Prospect Park in Brooklyn — these parks are an integral part of those cities. We’ve put together a list of the most beautiful park runs in United States cities. The criteria: must be centrally located; that it be possible to do at a run of at least 3 miles within the park; and good paths or trails. Our list of the 20 most beautiful park runs in the United States is in alphabetical order, by city.
Piedmont Park is the Crown Jewel of the central Atlanta running scene. The 189 acre park was designed by Olmsted’s sons and features 4–5 miles of fairly hilly paved and gravel running trails, ranging from open meadows to wooded sections.