The next day, as the sun started to peek above the horizon, I climbed a brief set of brick steps to an entrance in the park, which stretches more than two miles. My toughest decision that moment was which path to choose: crushed gravel, paved, windy or straight. I chose some of each, all lined with lush plants and blooming flowers. Several paths bordered small streams, ponds and other water features intentionally designed for sustainable filtration. Along the way I passed skateboard “bowls,” climbing walls, playgrounds. I marveled at the trash-free gem of a park and its gorgeous, well-maintained landscaping.