Happy Earth Day! It’s time to get outside and celebrate the wonderful world we live in, and parks are the perfect places to start. Earth Day is every day, so keep the party going with these recommendations of the best natural spaces from your favorite bands and artists.
Chautauqua Park – Boulder, CO
With trails for hiking and biking, picnic areas, a playground for the kids, and beautiful mountain views all around, this Boulder park is a can’t-miss. Head to this Rodes Rollins recommendation for a day of outdoor activities and a taste of the breathtaking Colorado scenery.
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Parque Barigui – Curtiba, Brazil
Located right in the heart of Curtiba, the name of this historic park translates to “river of prickly fruit” in reference to the abundance of pinecones in the Araucaria trees. Parque Barigui houses several migratory animals among its forests, including egrets, certain types of sparrows, opossum, and more. If you frequent the park as much as Winter, you might catch a glimpse of the area’s famous alligator, usually found sunbathing by the lake!
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Council Crest Park – Portland, OR
If you’re looking to catch some serious air this Earth Day, Council Crest Park is the place for you! The park, at 1,073 feet above sea level, is thought to be the highest point in Oregon, and houses quite the display of the picturesque state landscape. Walk the same paths Fruition call home and take in work of local artists in the public arts space, or bring your furry friends for some fun in the off-leash area!
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Parc Historique de la Canne à Sucre – Port-au-Prince, Haiti
This historic site was once a working sugar cane plantation, but it has since been transformed into an open-air museum. With a collection of colonial relics and guided tours for visitors to learn more, a visit to this park can be enjoyable and educational. Plus, Paul Beaubrun swears by the amazing live music festivals hosted from time to time!
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Lianhuashan Park – Shenzhen, China
Right in the center of the city, this urban park is the perfect spot to spend a day. Grab a cold drink, a good book, and your favorite tunes to take in the gorgeous gardening and city views. Lexi Lei has one suggestion, though — “So amazing, but bring bug spray,” she said.
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Papago Park – Phoenix, AZ
Designated as the “Phoenix Point of Pride,” this celebrated park is just minutes from downtown. Check out Papago Park for easy access to hiking and biking botanical gardens, and all the attractions the city has to offer while surrounded by the gorgeous Arizona landscape. Coyote Tango swears you can’t beat it!
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