Capitol Park, Augusta

I almost felt like I was strolling in the Jardin des Tuileries here, with its wide esplanade (or, rather, allĂ©e!) between rows of trees and benches spaced out along the path edge. It needs more little dogs, though, to feel truly Parisian! The capitol building looms over one end. It’s really picturesque, albeit somewhat small. The paths are wheelchair accessible. You can read a brief history here.

Directions: The park is sandwiched between Capitol Street and Union Street. I parked on the side of Capitol Street on the weekend day I visited; I imagine it’s harder to find a spot during the work week. There are a lot of parking lots nearby for various state buildings, as well.