These 10 cities have dedicated themselves to providing residents with sprawling parks, sports facilities, and a myriad of outdoor activities. With thousands of acres of parklands and miles of hiking trails, it's no wonder people living in these hot spots are able to get out to enjoy the great outdoors. We chose cities based upon the amount of acreage devoted to park space, and highlighted some of the best rec spots.
#1: Jacksonville, FL
Jacksonville is the largest city in Florida, possibly due to the abundance of park space. (We're talking 75,235 acres of pools, gardens, beaches, playgrounds sporting facilities and lakes.) Thanks to the year-round moderate climate, there's plenty of time to take advantage of all the wonderful outdoor activities in this otherwise urban center.