When the time shall come that enterprising men on the Desert shall enclose one of the Oases for a pleasure ground, there will be a propriety in designating it as - Mungo Park. Before adventure and enterprise shall have gone thus far, the labors of our Commissioners will have been completed, and this city will possess a Park, one that will realize all that its friends have uttered in favor of the project, and one at which howsoever heartily this generation may scold, the New York of the next century will prize beyond any other remembrance of our day. The eminent and honorable gentlemen who are now engaged in the labor of averaging the titles and conveyances necessary for adjustment, before the people shall possess their own, are of those whose highest object it is to do that important work so well that their names shall be identified with its complete success. Gov. Bradish, to whom all the pleasure grounds of European cities are familiar, means that this emerald, in rock-setting, shall be worthy of admiration even from those to whom the great Parks of London and Vienna are familiar.

And strange it is, that only in New York, in the great Metropolis, where land has value, so that a ward could almost be suitable barter for a western State sovereignty as it is, only in this costly latitude has there been any effort to form a Park. It is a truth which is sadly proved by looking oyer our sister cities. Brooklyn is not enumerated, because that is so soon to be a section of New York as to be included in it; and even Brooklyn, or its latest annexation, Williams-burgh, has but scanty thought of furnishing the future. There was commotion enough made concerning Washington Park, in its inception, to frighten from further effort for a century. The dead in Brooklyn offer amid their marble record the scenes that sooth even while they sadden.

Albany took a clay hill, tough, dark, blue clay, and by coaxing the State, which in those days was as penurious as upon similar requests it would now be princely, and by teazing the owners of adjacent lots, who were incredulous as to future value - by all this, by bringing soil thither, sand and loam, even as the earth was brought to the vineyards of Metternich, in panniers on the backs of men and women, - in this way, what are called the Capitol Park and the Academy Park have been formed.

Admirable success has attended the effort at foliage, and in mid-summer even the Capitol itself is secluded behind the luxuriant trees. No Park work has been done under greater disadvantages, for a more bleak plain of clay than was this in the commencement, could not be found. It was the favorite place for the summary hangings of Collonial and Revolutionary days. Political strangulation now takes place within the walls of the Capitol.

But in truth, Albany has no Park, for.the whole area of its open grounds would not be thought excessive for the lawn of a gentleman's country house; nor is its energetic neighbor, Troy, more favore.I.

And as for Schenectady, unless the domain of Dr. Nott be so designated, it has nothing but its streets - one or two of them rural and quiet enough for a meditative man's musings. There is, it is true, a noble promenade near the College, and beneath the grove adjacent I have heard, while a superb sunset was kindling the western sky with peculiar splendor, the words of eloquence from Wright, and Doane, and Potter, and Spencer, such as Oxford might have aroused itself to hear.

Has Utica a Park? It has fine broad avenues, and there is space and verge enough for the pure rushing of the life-breathing winds; but since the day of Fort Schuyler even until now, when so many prosperous thousands gather around the old Fort's site, I cannot find that there have been spared from the builder any extent of pleasure grounds.

And it is even thus of Auburn - more excusable here, however, as so much of pleasant gardens surround these pleasant homes, so that in visiting the elegant dwellings of Governor Sew-abd, and Mr. Christopher Morgan, and others, the transition is easy from the ornament of the house to the luxuriance of the field.

Rochester has near to it its Cemetery with such admirable judgment placed in such ease of approach as that it may find the step of the wanderer easy of access, even from the town's busy centre - and here there is beauty of rural form, and space abundant; but yet it is among the tombs. In and about its dwellings of the living, Rochester has reserved but little, if any, of open area.