Frank Bruni was thinking and writing about community-minded priorities and great urban parks on his blog for the New York Times: "Several of them have the virtue of "wateriness" and are "sublimely situated pieces of real estate." Some are connected Emerald Necklaces. His list could/should include Memphis and our naturally spectacular riverfront!
It was good to see that a reader from Michigan had added: " I share your affection of Belle Isle, which we both discovered while working at the Freep, but my favorite urban park will always be Overton Park in Memphis, a city whose charms are too rarely recognized." A good reminder of the beauty, parks, and pathways we have.