Philly Dubbed One of the Top Ten Cities for Parks in the World

Frommer’s Travel Guide recently placed Philadelphia on their list of the World’s 10 Best Cities for Parks. Ok, we’re number ten but that’s still no too shabby.

It was Fairmount Park that apparently got us on the list. Made up of 63 individual parks and stretching across 9,200 acres of land, Fairmount Park actually makes up 10% of the city, which we honestly did not know. It also contains over 200 historic buildings and half a dozen golf courses and biking trails.

Frommer’s also listed the following places for travelling park-goers who dutifully abide by their guide: “Wissahickon Valley Park with 50 miles of rugged terrain for mountain bikers and hikers, plus trout fishing in Wissahickon creek; Pennypack Park along the Delaware River; the Azalea Garden; Boathouse Row; Batram’s Garden; the Japanese House and Garden; Franklin D. Roosevelt Park (“The Lakes”); and East and West Parks.”

One newer addition to check out this summer is Penn Park. Opened in last September, the 24-acre stretch of park contains walking paths, picnic areas and sports fields and tennis courts.

Source: Frommer’s Travel Guide

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