When we were in Amiens France I was blown away by their parklands! Granted it was serviced by a lovely creek/canal with a lovely walking path, but what really got me was the community use of the sporting grounds and grassy parklands! Soccer ovals, tennis courts, basketball courts, all set up for the casual user, not only the weekend sport clubs! dog parks, bike tracks and walking paths linking them all. We were there on a Friday afternoon late summer! It was pumping, It was awesome!!! Send someone over to see! I'll volunteer!!