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The Oldest City Parks in America

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5. San Augustín Plaza, Laredo, Texas
> Year established: 1767
> Park agency: Laredo Parks and Recreation Department

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4. Bowling Green, New York, New York
> Year established: 1733
> Park agency: New York City Department of Parks and Recreation

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3. San Pedro Springs Park, San Antonio, Texas
> Year established: 1729
> Park agency: San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department

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2. Jackson Square, New Orleans, Louisiana
> Year established: 1721
> Park agency: New Orleans Department of Parks and Parkways

1. Boston Common, Boston, Massachusetts
> Year established: 1634
> Park agency: Boston Parks and Recreation Department

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