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SimCity (2013) City Buildings: Parks Reference Guide

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03/18/13

City Buildings - Parks Reference Guide

See, you guys, Leslie Knope matters. Sims love parks, downright adore them. Better yet, parks have an AoE effect: Any residential and commerical buildings within the effective region of the park increases their land value and seductively creates medium- and high-wealth communities in your city. Better yet, everyone is always happy from having a park in the area, including tourists and teenagers who now have a place to convert their criminal angst into happy playtime, but don't get too hasty. Having too many parks can lead to a high operational cost quickly, so choose them wisely.

Name Description Prerequisites Max. Modules Cost Hourly Cost
Blacktop Park Basic Park: Just enough room for foursquare and hopscotch. Visitors per day: 12. None 15 $100 $10
Swings Playground Basic Park: Swing time! Visitors per day: 12. None 15 $100 $10
Rides Playground Basic Park: The perfect spot to drop the tykes off if you want to have them spun or bounced! Visitors per day: 12. None 15 $100 $10
BBQ Pit Basic Park: A handy spot where random Sims can put meat to fire surrounded by foliage. What could possibly go wrong? Visitors per day: 12. None 15 $100 $10
BBQ Pavilion Basic Park: Add a feint whiff of mesquite and lighter fluid to your park. Visitors per day: 48. Town Hall 15 $400 $40
Water Park Playground Basic Park: Kids will love splashing around in this fun, watery playground. Visitors per day: 48. Town Hall 15 $400 $40
Small Field Basic Park: Hope you like grass, because there's a bunch of it here! Visitors per day: 48. Town Hall 15 $400 $40
Small Field with Parking Basic Park: Not every open field of grass has convenient attached parking! Raises medium wealth land value. Visitors per day: 48. Town Hall 15 $400 $40
Medium Field with Parking Basic Park: Not quite enough space for a game of two-hand touch and too many trees to fly a kite. Just enjoy the nature! Raises medium wealth land value. Visitors per day: 192. Town Hall 15 $1,600 $160
Large Field with Parking Basic Park: Perfect for rounds of paintball or just massive games of hide and seek. Raises medium wealth land value. Visitors per day: 192. Town Hall 15 $1,600 $160
Public Tennis Court Sports Parks: Tennis, anyone? Sims will love playing tennis matches on your new court! Raises medium wealth land value. Visitors per day: 24. None 15 $400 $40
Basketball Court Sports Parks: You've got outside tickets to watch ballers take the rock to the hole! Raises medium wealth land value. Visitors per day: 24. None 15 $400 $40
Volleyball Court Sports Parks: Catch every service and spike with a volleyball court in your city! Raises medium wealth land value. Visitors per day: 24. None 15 $400 $40
Medium Skate Park Sports Parks: Ample ramps and plentiful pipes fill this skate park to the brim! Raises medium wealth land value. Visitors per day: 48. Town Hall 15 $800 $80
Large Skate Park Sports Parks: Put those empty swimming pools to rad use! Raises medium wealth land value. Visitors per day: 96. Town Hall 15 $1,600 $160
Soccer Field Sports Parks: Sims will hit the field to play soccer. Raises medium wealth land value. Visitors per day: 180. Town Hall 15 $10,000 $600
Baseball Field Sports Parks: Play ball! Kids who join a junior baseball team will be less likely to start shoplifting. Raises medium wealth land value. Visitors per day: 150. Town Hall 15 $10,000 $500
Pond Nature Parks: Ducks, mini-boat regattas, or just poking at lily pads; the options are nearly endless. Visitors per day: 12. None 15 $200 $20
Wavy Path Park Nature Parks: Craft your very own custom, easy-to-escape maze! Raises medium wealth land value. Visitors per day: 24. None 15 $400 $40
Straight Path Park Nature Parks: Help your Sims walk the straight and narrow with this handy park. Raises medium wealth land value. Visitors per day: 24. None 15 $400 $40
Colorful Path Park Nature Parks: The flowers help you not wander around in circles. Raises medium wealth land value. Visitors per day: 24. None 15 $400 $40
Tall Tree Row Nature Parks: Add some green between your heavy-polluting buildings to at least make it seem like you're making an effort to be green. Visitors per day: 24. None N/A $100 $10
Short Tree Row Nature Parks: Add some green between your heavy-polluting buildings to at least make it seem like you're making an effort to be green. Visitors per day: 24. None N/A $100 $10
Medium Path Park Nature Parks: This spacious park has ample paths for ambling and a lovely bed of colorful flowers. Raises medium wealth land value. Visitors per day: 48. Town Hall 15 $800 $80
Tree-Lined Walkway Nature Parks: Beautiful trees and colorful flowers border this peaceful walkway. Raises medium wealth land value. Visitors per day: 48. Town Hall 15 $800 $80
Wavy Tree-Lined Walkway Nature Parks: Parks Department officials maintain that the landscaping crew was not drunk when laying this walkway. Raises medium wealth land value. Visitors per day: 48. Town Hall 15 $800 $80
Large Path Park Nature Parks: This well-manicured park has plenty of space for even the largest cities. Raises medium wealth land value. Visitors per day: 192. Department of Tourism 15 $3,200 $320
City Park Nature Parks: Even big cities need a sunny patch of greenery. Raises medium wealth land value. Visitors per day: 192. Department of Tourism 15 $3,200 $320
Community Park Nature Parks: Gathering place for local mime troupes by day and wannabe vampire gangs by night. Raises medium wealth land value. Visitors per day: 192. Department of Tourism 15 $3,200 $320
Plant Forest Nature Parks: Plant a small forest amongst your skyscrapers to give the gnomes somewhere to hide! None N/A $50 None
Clear Forest Nature Parks: Clear cut forests to make way for your urban sprawl. None N/A $50 None
Flower Plaza Flower Plaza: For when you love flowers so much you need a park filled to the brim with them. Raises high wealth land value. Visitors per day: 24. None 15 $400 $40
Double Walkway Flower Plaza: This walkway is a bit wider than most, with shady tree coverage. Raises high wealth land value. Visitors per day: 48. Town Hall 15 $1,200 $120
Small Sculpture Garden Flower Plaza: The plaque at the base reads "Pointless Oval-Henri Less". Raises high wealth land value. Visitors per day: 24. None 15 $400 $40
Simple Walkway Flower Plaza: This wide walkway has a scattering of trees and bushes for touch of green in the middle of your city. Raises high wealth land value. Visitors per day: 48. Town Hall 15 $1,200 $120
Medium Sculpture Garden Flower Plaza: The geometric sculpture at the center of this plaza is titled "Taxation Representation". What does it mean? What does it mean? Raises high wealth land value. Visitors per day: 48. Town Hall 15 $1,200 $120
Large Sculpture Garden Flower Plaza: Gaze upon "Man", a sculptural treatise on a man's eternal struggle with nature...and himself. Raises high wealth land value. Visitors per day: 48. Town Hall 15 $2,400 $240
Large Urban Sculpture Garden Flower Plaza: This striking iron Gordian knot sculpture is brought to you by Simfinity. "Simfinity: engineering everything". Raises high wealth land value. Visitors per day: 96. Town Hall  15 $2,400 $240
Urban Greenspace Flower Plaza: Add a nice spot for overwhelmed office drones to soak up the sun on their lunch hour. Raises high wealth land value. Visitors per day: 96. Town Hall 15 $2,400 $240
Tiered Urban Greensapce Flower Plaza: It's almost like there's nature in the middle of your city! Raises high wealth land value. Visitors per day: 96. Town Hall 15 $2,400 $240
Fountain Plaza Formal Parks: Flagstones. Fountain. Flowers. What else could you ask for? Raises high wealth land value. Visitors per day: 24. None 15 $400 $40
Fenced Fountain Plaza Formal Parks: A gothic fence frames this small plaza filled to the brim with fountains. Raises high wealth land value. Visitors per day: 24. None 15 $400 $40
Small Fountain Plaza Formal Parks: Beautiful shiny tiles and colorful flowers frame a simple fountain. Raises high wealth land value. Visitors per day: 48. Town Hall 15 $1,200 $120
Reflecting Pool Park Formal Parks: Perfect for modern Narcissuses (Narcissi?). Raises high wealth land value. Visitors per day: 96. Town Hall 15 $2,400 $240
Large Fountain Park Formal Parks: A massive fountain sits at the center of a dramatic plaza. Raises high wealth land value. Visitors per day: 96. Town Hall 15 $2,400 $240
Amphitheater Formal Parks: High-falutin' smarty-types gather here to watch plays and such. Riases high wealth land value. Visitors per day: 192. Department of Tourism 15 $4,800 $480

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