Top 100 Public Spaces in US & Canada

http://www.planetizen.com/toppublicspaces

I’m pretty sure there is a geeky road-trip holiday in the making here! Only 78 to go

1 The Circle Normal, Illinois
2 Temple Plaza with Public Art by Felice Varini New Haven, Connecticut
3 Campus Martius Park Detroit, Michigan
4 Cal Anderson Park Seattle, Washington
5 CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour Mankato, Minnesota
6 Bryant Park New York City, New York
7 Market Square Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
8 Arts District at Bay Street Bellingham, Washington
9 Balboa Park San Diego, California
10 Church Street Marketplace District Burlington,Vermont
11 Star Plaza Cleveland, Ohio
12 High Line Park New York City, New York
13 Waterloo Public Square Waterloo, Ontario
14 Senn Park Unity Garden Chicago, Illinois
15 Director Park Portland, Oregon
16 The Yards Park Washington DC
17 Rittenhouse Square Philadelphia,Pennsylvania
18 Monument Circle Indianapolis, Indiana
19 West Side Market Cleveland, Ohio
20 Ira Keller Fountain Portland, Oregon
21 Indianapolis Cultural Trail Indianapolis, Indiana
22 New Hope Community Farmers Market New Hope, Minnesota
23 Brooklyn Bridge Park Brooklyn, New York
24 Falls Park and Liberty Bridge Greenville, South Carolina
25 People’s Place Project: Antigonish Town and County Library Nova Scotia, Canada
26 Millenium Park Chicago, Illinois
27 Palace of Fine Arts Building and lagoon San Francisco, California
28 Market Square Knoxville, Tennessee
29 Richland Carrousel Park Mansfield, Ohio
30 River Parks Tulsa, Oklahoma
31 Ferry Building/Farmers Market San Francisco, California
32 Central Park New York City, New York
33 City Market Roanoke, Virginia
34 Civic Space Park Phoenix, Arizona
35 Wall Street Plaza Orlando, Florida
36 Forest Park Saint Louis, Missouri
37 Paley Park New York City, New York
38 Shain Park Birmingham, Michigan
39 Pioneer Courthouse Square Portland, Oregon
40 Pike Place Market Seattle, Washington
41 Dupont Circle Washington DC
42 Graceada Park Modesto, California
43 Montreal Underground City Montreal, Canada
44 Mint Plaza San Francisco, California
45 Columbus Circle Syracuse, New York
46 Riverfront Park Mankato, Minnesota
47 Playland Amusement Park Rye, New York
48 Race Street Pier Philadelphia,Pennsylvania
49 Crissy Field San Francisco, California
50 Grand Central Terminal New York City, New York
51 Edmonton River Valley Edmonton, Alberta
52 Mount Royal park Montreal, Canada
53 Forsyth Park Savannah, Georgia
54 Teardrop Park New York City, New York
55 Republic Square Austin, Texas
56 Citygarden Saint Louis, Missouri
57 The Forks Winnipeg, Manitoba
58 Yosemite Valley National Park Yosemite, California
59 Stanley Park Vancouver, British Columbia
60 Madison Square Park New York City, New York
61 Barton Creek Greenbelt Austin, Texas
62 Lincoln Road Miami Beach, Florida
63 Como Park Saint Paul, Minnesota
64 Lincoln Park Chicago, Illinois
65 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis, Minnesota
66 Waterplace park Providence, Rhode Island
67 Fort Tryon Park New York City, New York
68 Green Lakes State Park Syracuse, New York
69 Central Civic Plaza Healdsburg, California
70 Stuart Park Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
71 Evergreen Brick Works Toronto, Canada
72 Pearl Street Mall Boulder, Colorado
73 Mosholu Parkway Bronx, New York
74 Calgary Memorial Park Calgary, Alberta, Canada
75 Phoenix Public Market Phoenix, Arizona
76 Findlay Market Cincinnati, Ohio
77 Charlottesville Downtown mall Charlottesville, Virginia
78 City Market Kansas City, Missouri
79 Third Street Promenade Santa Monica, California
80 Meridian Hill Park Washington, D.C.
81 Michelangelo Park San Francisco, California
82 Granville Island Vancouver, British Columbia
83 Victoria Park Regina, Saskatchewan
84 deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum Lincoln, Massachusetts
85 Baltimore Inner Harbor Baltimore, Maryland
86 Seawall Vancouver, British Columbia
87 Square Saint-Louis Saint-Louis, Montreal
88 Maymont Park and Garden Maymont, Virginia
89 Jackson Square New Orleans, Louisiana
90 Pearl Brewery Redevelopment San Antonio, Texas
91 Liberty Memorial Kansas City, Missouri
92 Jamison Square Portland, Oregon
93 Zilker Park Austin, Texas
94 Manhattan Beach Manhattan Beach, California
95 River Walk San Antonio, Texas
96 Carré d’Youville Québec City, Québec
97 Humboldt Park Chicago, Illinois
98 Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Michigan
99 Santa Fe Plaza Santa Fe, New Mexico
100 Centennial Park Nashville, Tennessee

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One thought on “Top 100 Public Spaces in US & Canada

  1. I think I’ve ticked off about 15 of these. What an awesome list, I agree on the geeky road trip idea! I’d love it!

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