by Matt Alderton | May 30, 2017
Ballrooms can be beautiful. Sometimes, however, the most magical event venues aren't indoors at all; they're outdoors. Parks, in particular, can make inspired backdrops for events. Especially those in the following 10 cities, which have the best parks in the country, according to The Trust for Public Land's ParkScore Index, which measures how well cities are meeting residents' needs for parks:

10. Cincinnati, OH

9. Madison, WI

7. New York, NY (tied)

7. Irvine, CA (tied)

6. Arlington, VA

5. Portland, OR

4. Washington, DC

3. San Francisco, CA

2. St. Paul, MN

1. Minneapolis, MN (pictured)

Source: The Trust for Public Land