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A Walk in the Park -- for Everyone

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 11.16.2015 | San Francisco
Fran Moreland Johns

For most of America's urban poor, life is hardly a walk in the park. But the Trust for Public Land is out to change that. Every urban citizen, rich ...

Houston Restores Buffalo Bayou Park

J. Michael Welton | Posted 10.08.2015 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

The city of Houston, long known for jam-packed freeways and an ambitious skyline, is returning to its bayou roots -- thanks to a skillful landscape restoration by SWA.

Great Lakes, Amazing Connections: The Power of Urban Parks

Roger Germann | Posted 09.29.2015 | Green
Roger Germann

With six distinct ecosystems, a 5-acre lagoon and 150 different native plants, the newest green space in Chicago will become a haven for birds and insects to thrive, making their presence known to pedestrians taking advantage of the trail that circles the park.

Welcome to Regatta Park

Tom Falco | Posted 09.26.2015 | Miami
Tom Falco

Another park was added to Coconut Grove's long line of parks that dot the waterfront. As of Saturday, Regatta Park is officially open.

3 Eco Adventures for This Fall

Culture-ist | Posted 09.25.2015 | Travel

We all know that wistful feeling towards the end of summer, that twinge of nostalgia as we sense the sun-soaked days beginning to slip away from us like sand through a sieve. It may be tempting to yearn for the hot sun as the haze of summer fades, but we can also make this period of change more active--a time to search for our next adventure.

Urban American Outdoors TV Show to Host Fishing Derby at National Mall

Michael Sainato | Posted 09.11.2015 | DC
Michael Sainato

On Saturday, September 19th, 2015, a fishing derby is being held at the Constitution Gardens in Washington D.C.'s National Mall, for 250 urban youth.

Helping National Parks Is Personal for This Congressman

Donald S. Beyer Jr. | Posted 07.27.2015 | DC
Donald S. Beyer Jr.

As a recent college graduate, I had the rare opportunity to share my love for one of our nation's most cherished sites. I worked with and helped visitors from the community and around the world. I found my first park, but the National Mall was hardly my last.

How the Blind Navigate Cities

Jared Green | Posted 07.01.2015 | Impact
Jared Green

The blind are far from a monolithic group. There are those who are congenitally blind, meaning they had no eye sight at birth, and then there are those who became blind later in life.

Nine Green Spaces You Need to Explore in Singapore

Jacada Travel | Posted 06.23.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

From futuristic vertical gardens to lush primary rainforest, find out why Singapore is also named 'the Garden City' by visiting the city-state's most captivating green spaces.

The Time To Save Our NYC Parks Is Now

Mark Ruffalo | Posted 06.04.2015 | New York
Mark Ruffalo

What makes a park a park? Ordinarily, that might be a question for a New York dinner party. Today, it is an urgent legal question before the New York Court of Appeals. As a Villager, I'm naturally concerned that any of our local parks could be wiped out to make way for more construction. Overall, our city is park-starved.

The 5 Best National Parks In The World

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 05.18.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Late spring and early summer bring prime weather for outdoor exploration, but these international national parks drop jaws year-round -- no Instagram filters needed.

9 Of The Most Gorgeous City Parks In The World

PureWow | Posted 05.05.2015 | Travel

Is the world's most gorgeous park in your city?

6 Ways to Make New York City Parks Safer

Jennifer S. Hirsch | Posted 05.01.2015 | New York
Jennifer S. Hirsch

New Yorkers can sleep well again, knowing that a coyote seen roaming the city has been tranquilized and captured. However, I confess that I am not really all that relieved.

America's 13 Best Amusement Parks That Aren't Six Flags

Thrillist | Posted 05.01.2015 | Travel

Six Flags have pretty much dominated the hearts, minds, and queasy stomachs of Americans since their inception back in 1962. So, in the interest of giving the spotlight to a bunch of other places (that also aren't Disneyland), we rounded up a list of some of the other best amusement parks this country has to offer.

Why Singapore Is Winning At Green Spaces

Posted 04.05.2015 | Travel

It’s a country. It’s a city. It’s Singapore. And this city-state is growing a lot more than its population. Half of Singapore is covered in gree...

Could Placemaking Become the New Golf? Repurposing Obsolete Courses

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 05.16.2015 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

Can this surplus land be repurposed in a way that helps give our suburbs a stronger sense of place, that contributes nonsprawling infill development and, at the same time, better-ordered public green space and ecological services? A few signs are starting to point in that direction.

Saving California Parks -- With New Ideas and Tech

Andrew Lam | Posted 05.04.2015 | Green
Andrew Lam

This year Parks Forward, an independent commission dedicated to assisting California's Department of Parks and Recreation, released a set of recommendations to fix what many parks advocates have called a "major crisis." Among its recommendations are ways to modernize the parks.

A Sense of Nature and History in Portugal

Jeanine Barone | Posted 05.01.2015 | Travel
Jeanine Barone

All of this history is set in Portugal's Centro region that's barely a one-hour drive from the airport in Lisbon. And yet, it couldn't be more distinct from the capital.

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

How Detroiters Got Dozens Of Parks Reopened And Made The CIty Better For Kids | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 02.27.2015 | Good News

While Detroit’s systemic problems often seem too large to tackle -- like an ongoing foreclosure crisis and a broken transportation system -- others ...

Road Trip to Ohio's "The Spot"

Jill Shomer | Posted 04.13.2015 | Travel
Jill Shomer

A group of Instagrammers came together in Columbus, Ohio, on February 5th for the opening of the Mobile Photo Now exhibit at the Columbus Museum of Ar...

Yosemite National Park Sure Is A Sight To Behold

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 01.15.2015 | Green

As rock climbers Kevin Jorgeson and Tommy Caldwell attempted to make history while climbing the nearly 3,000-foot-high Dawn Wall of El Capitan, all ey...

For City Parks, 2014 Was the Year That Was (Great)!

Adrian Benepe | Posted 02.25.2015 | Green
Adrian Benepe

Well, 2014 was certainly the "Year That Was" for parks and open space, with many cities finding places to build new parks by creatively reusing abandoned or underperforming infrastructure as parks, and with record levels of new public and private investment in some states and cities.

8 Green Spaces That Are Thriving In The Biggest Urban Jungles

Posted 12.28.2014 | Travel

Living and working within a system of architectural behemoths and concrete streets can be taxing, to say the least. And for many city-dwellers, a few ...

Secrets of a True Parisian: Part III

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 02.06.2015 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

Cities are often defined by their urban parks - think Central Park in New York, Hyde Park in London, the Golden Gate Park in San Francisco - and Paris is no exception.

Streets for People, Freeways, and a Spectacular Solution

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 01.20.2015 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

Fortunately, there is a burgeoning trend here in the US to replace aging freeways with boulevards, which have been shown to move traffic just as well while creating rather than diminishing value.