Green Space in a City
I grew up in an inner city suburb in Melbourne and do remember that when we went on school excursions to the city for whatever reason, we would always have lunch in a park that was across the bridge from Flinders St station……can’t quite remember the name of the park and I believe the name has changed anyway…so it brought back memories when I was in Sydney at Darling Harbour and saw groups of school kids walking, all swinging their plastic bags, which I know contained their lunches because I used to swing the same plastic bag when I was on excursion….they all plonked down on the grass and started munching on their lunches.
For me, I feel it’s important to have green space/ park/open space 🙂 in a city environment. It creates a place where you can breathe, relax, chill from the hectic pace of city life…..it seems like I’m not the only one who thinks this way, you only have to check out a city park during lunch hour to see a variety of people, from business men (and women 🙂 ) to parents with their kids all enjoying the space…provided it’s not raining of course!
There are some wonderful examples of green space in a city, although I’ve never been to Central Park in New York, I’ve seen it in the movies and various TV shows that I watch and it looks amazing…and it’s big, like 843 acres big. I guess with the population the size of New York’s (almost 19.5 million) you do need an area that you can spread out in. Another example that I am familiar with is the Fitzroy Gardens in Melbourne, looking down a walking path and seeing the trees on either side of the path reminds me of a green, shady tunnel that you can walk inside of…certainly a cool spot to be on a summer’s day.
What are some of your favourite urban green spaces?