The 8 Biggest City Parks in the United States

Chugach State Park, Alaska: With 495,000 acres, it's Alaska's largest "city park" offering diverse landscapes and outdoor activities near Anchorage.

No. 1

Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve, Florida: This 46,000-acre preserve in Jacksonville features wetlands, historic sites, and trails for hiking and wildlife viewing.

No. 2

McDowell Sonoran Preserve, Arizona: Renowned for wildlife conservation, it offers hiking, horseback riding, and biking trails in Scottsdale's desert habitat.

No. 3

Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, California: Spanning 30,000 acres, it's a haven for birdwatching and hiking in the Bay Area's urban setting.

No. 4

Franklin Mountains State Park, Texas: Covering 27,000 acres near El Paso, it's ideal for hiking, rock climbing, and camping in desert mountains.

No. 5

Gateway National Recreation Area, New York: Encompassing 26,607 acres in NYC and NJ, it offers diverse outdoor activities like birding and camping.

No. 6

Bayou Sauvage Urban National Wildlife Refuge, Louisiana: At 27,190 acres, it preserves marshes and bayous for wildlife viewing and hiking in New Orleans.

No. 7

South Mountain Preserve, Arizona: With over 16,000 acres near Phoenix, it offers trails for hiking and biking, with panoramic views at Dobbins Lookout.

No. 8