Hi CivFanatics We all know that the National Park is an epic wonder if placed within a city surrounded by a lot of forest. The main problem is that forests are rare within AI territory and rare within player territory (farms, shops and cottages, obviously). In order to get the best rewards from NatPark, it should be in the most forestspam location available. But the question is: When should I reserve a city/location for my National Park? It has to be in the area controlled by me in very early game so it doesn't get chop-chopped by the angry AI, but I'm reluctant to waste lots of money to keep a forestspam city up and running until the Park becomes available. I had a very good luck in a recent game - a forested location near the southern parts of the continent, I started near but expanded the other way because the site wasn't good for anything else. But in case I never get that lucky again, is it good to keep an otherwise cottageable city forested for a long time to get the Park there?