WaterwaysPublic space alongside canals, streams and rivers. Rivers often have large floodplains that may be designated as parks that are closed in the event of a flood.
ShorelinesIt is common for shorelines and beaches to be considered public land as areas of exceptional beauty. Many shoreline parks resemble promenades and boardwalks.
Railways & HighwaysIt is historically common for closed railway lines to be designated as parks. In recent decades, it is also popular to close highways or roads in favor of a linear park. This can significant boost property values and improve neighborhoods across a large area.
Elevated ParksA linear park that is built above the ground with something under it. Currently most of these are repurposed highways. In theory, they can also be constructed over train lines and other long infrastructure.
Connected ParksLinear parks that are designed to connect large parks with uninterrupted green space.
Historical FeaturesLinear parks are often built at the site of former firebreaks, defensive walls or trails. Some have an interesting history or feature historical structures such as city walls or old railway tracks.
|Overview: Linear Park|
An urban park that is considerably longer than it is wide.