I am basically asking the same thing, but I think it depends a lot on your budget.
There is also the matter of what you want to do in the park. Look for a jib rockered and/or softer board if you mostly want to jib.
Get something more poppy if you want to jump
Or try and find a mix in between.
I think a lot of people will point you towards the K2 Parkstar which is on slae for $300 today on Sierra. The burton blunt should also be good which is around $370, and the forum youngblood chili dog is another good choice when it is on sale.
I am personally probably looking more into Capitas boards such as the indoor survival, sierrascope, and stairmaster. All have killer graphics, range from soft to mid flex, and cost between 200-300 dollars.
In the end I am a noob also and really don't know, but checking this stuff out should be a good start.