Episode 3 | 10 Parks That Changed America

Episode 3

10 Parks that Changed America

Aired: 2016-04-11 56:10 Rating: NR

Discover the evolution of our nation’s city parks and learn the history of landscapes.

10 Parks That Changed America

re-airs August 2018

About the Episode

Premiere Date: April 12, 2016

10 Parks that Changed America tells the story of 10 visionaries who took open canvases of God-forsaken land, and transformed them into serene spaces that offer city dwellers a respite from the hustle and bustle of urban life. From the elegant squares of Savannah, Georgia, to a park built over a freeway in Seattle, to the more recent High Line in New York, each story introduces the heroes who brought these parks to life, and the villains who preferred to exploit the land for private enterprise. Discover the evolution of our nation’s city parks, and learn the history of landscape architecture – an American-born art in which human beings try their best to mimic nature. The 10 parks:

  • Square of Savannah – Savannah, GA
  • Fairmount Park – Philadelphia, PA
  • Mt. Auburn Cemetery – Cambridge, MA
  • Central Park – New York, NY  WATCH WEB-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO
  • Chicago’s Neighborhood Parks – Chicago, IL
  • San Antonio River Walk – San Antonio, TX
  • Overton Park – Memphis, TN
  • Freeway Park – Seattle, WA
  • Gas Works Park – Seattle, WA WATCH CLIP
  • High Line – New York, NY

A Closer Look at 10 Parks That Made America

Episode 2 | 10 Homes That Changed America

Episode 2 | 10 Homes That Changed America

10 Homes that Changed America highlights 10 architecturally adventuresome dwellings.

Episode 4 | 10 Towns that Changed America

Episode 4 | 10 Towns that Changed America

10 towns whose builders saw how our environment to change the way we live.

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  • Explore the 10 Buildings, Homes, Parks, and Towns that Changed America in images, video, and text
  • Trace the history of American architecture with an interactive timeline
  • Watch the show and web exclusive videos shot on location at the buildings, homes, parks, and towns
  • Take a closer look at each of the buildings itself to learn about its architectural elements
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