America's Most Popular City Parks
No. 20 Tompkins Square Park, New York City
Decades ago, this 10-acre East Village park was one of Manhattan’s most notorious drug-dealer hangouts; these days, however, it’s a family-friendly oasis of playgrounds, handball courts, and elm-shaded flowerbeds.
Don’t Miss: The lineup of festivals at the park, which includes the Howl Festival (commemorating Allen Ginsberg) and the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival.