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The greenest parks in America

By: Tracy Alverson Euler on Oct. 16, 2009, 11:21 p.m.
artist's rendering of green space with lots of trails

Photo: Courtesy VeloNews

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Valmont Bike Park

Valmont Bike Park will open in Boulder, Colo., in June 2011. The 40-acre bicycle park, within the 132-acre park site, is especially exciting for the city's huge cycling community. The park will have all the usual details: eco-friendly toddler areas, dog parks and fields for picnics, but it will also feature more than 30 bike trails, trick spots and jump-offs for people to enjoy — all while using renewable resources to conserve electricity and the environment.