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Roadside Dinosaur Parks

Atlas Obscura | Posted 02.05.2014 | Weird News
Atlas Obscura

Whether its due to the wonders of prehistoric life or bad design, these creature collections remain a must-see stop on any road trip. Check out some of these mangy monsters that clearly spared every expense:

Can Mayor Garcetti Make L.A.'s Streets Great?

Jack Skelley | Posted 01.25.2014 | Los Angeles
Jack Skelley

He could cover L.A.'s sub-surface freeways, such as the 101, and turn them into parks. He could join forces with L.A.'s uber-popular Cyclavia events and revive the dormant bike-share program, such as those successful in Chicago in New York.

Penis Parks and Bone Stones

Atlas Obscura | Posted 01.25.2014 | Weird News
Atlas Obscura

Whether its a garden devoted to handmade likenesses, or simply nature accidentally recreating phallic imagery, sometimes it seems like there are penises everywhere. Take a look at some of the more phallic places across the world.

A New Paris Walk: La Petite Ceinture

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

New York City has the High Line that runs alongside one mile of the old West Side Line Central Railroad, a nice and green elevated hike, which was des...

Voting for Parks

Adrian Benepe | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Adrian Benepe

More and more, it appears, people are not just voting with their feet to visit and use parks, but they are literally casting their ballots and voting with their pocketbooks to say that parks are crucial parts of their communities.

Wildlife Refuges Are A MAJOR Boon To The Economy

AP | By MATTHEW DALY | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bird watching, hunting or just picnicking. Whatever the reason, visits to the nation's 561 wildlife refuges are big business. ...

Your Weekly Travel Zen: City Parks

Posted 10.27.2013 | Travel

This week's Moment of Travel Zen comes from Melissa DeCastro. Her photograph captures London's Hyde Park. City parks are an oasis of individua...

If Americans Overwhelmingly Love Our National Parks, Why Isn't Congress Fully Funding Them?

Theresa Pierno | Posted 12.23.2013 | Green
Theresa Pierno

If Congress stays on this damaging course of chipping away at the Park Service budget, we will continue to see cutbacks, closures, crumbling infrastructure, and disrepair in these places we love -- the very places that should represent the best we have to offer as a nation.

Your Weekly Travel Zen: Safaris

Posted 11.01.2013 | Travel

This week's Moment of Travel Zen comes to us from Susan Portnoy of The Insatiable Traveler. Her photo was taken on a trip to Kenya's Mara Triangle...

Back in Business?

Neil Mulholland | Posted 12.18.2013 | Green
Neil Mulholland

Yesterday, many could say the nation went back to business. We are excited and relieved to have all of America's 401 national parks open again. And while things appear to be returning back to normal, the impact of the shutdown will be lasting.

Hunter Found Alive After Spending 19 Days Lost In Forest

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The 72-year-old hunter who was lost for more than two weeks in a California forest survived by eating squirrels and other anima...

Your Weekly Travel Zen: National Parks

Posted 10.13.2013 | Travel

This week's Moment of Travel Zen comes to us from Angela Anderson of Angela Travels. Her photo was taken on an impromptu weekend trip to Yellowsto...

Green Infrastructure: Cities Across the Nation Become More Resilient (Part III)

Adrian Benepe | Posted 12.03.2013 | Green
Adrian Benepe

A number of American cities are looking at innovative and creative ways to develop new park land for their residents in projects which can also help protect their local streams and rivers from the type of dirty water and even raw sewage overflow caused by heavy rainfalls.

13 Stunning National Parks You Won't Be Able To See During The Shutdown

Posted 10.04.2013 | Green

America is a beautiful place, and we're fortunate to have an expansive network of national parks that showcase the stunning country we live in. Wel...

Green Infrastructure: The Design Element (Part II)

Adrian Benepe | Posted 11.25.2013 | Green
Adrian Benepe

These hyper-performing landscapes are tiny by park standards, but they bring beauty to formerly barren corners, serve as mini habitats for insects and birds, and most of all, soak up storm water.

An Icon in Our Midst: A Tribute to Greg Moore

Francesca Vietor | Posted 11.06.2013 | San Francisco
Francesca Vietor

The San Francisco Bay may very well be the jewel in this crowded crown. But rarely do we acknowledge the visionaries behind these beauties.

Markets Bring Greens to Consumers, Greenbelts to Cities, Green to Farmers

Adrian Benepe | Posted 10.29.2013 | Green
Adrian Benepe

In cities across the country, the end of summer brings throngs to the revived urban famers markets that have become part of the quality of life of many neighborhoods.

Prospect Park: Olmsted & Vaux's Brooklyn Masterpiece: Book Excerpt

Adrian Benepe | Posted 10.23.2013 | New York
Adrian Benepe

I didn't grow up in Prospect Park. My neighborhood park was Riverside, and Central Park was where I sometimes went on weekends as a child. Prospect Park was, to me, a mythical land in distant Brooklyn, across the East River and reachable only by a long trip on the subway.

All Aboard! Abandoned Railroad Tracks Gain New Life as Green Trails

Adrian Benepe | Posted 08.21.2013 | Green
Adrian Benepe

In cities large and small across the nation, there are efforts to transform abandoned rail lines, including some that are elevated or even below street level, into parks and trails.

Pushing Privatized "Partnership" Agenda at New York City's Public Parks -- Part 3

Cathryn Swan | Posted 10.19.2013 | New York
Cathryn Swan

People are against parks being privatized, the commercialization and sanitizing of our parks, the overarching corporate influence on these public spaces, the public increasingly being denied access to their commons, the resulting lack of transparency and accountability, and so much more.

Rebirth of America's Urban Parks Is Spurred by Citizen Involvement, So Why Is It Under Attack?

Adrian Benepe | Posted 10.14.2013 | Green
Adrian Benepe

The renaissance of urban parks -- and the attendant strengthening of cities -- is at a crossroads. The public sector, from Washington to the state houses to the mayors' offices, must provide adequate public funding for parks.

Keeping it Calenta in Catalonia: Parks, Plazas, and Partying

Party Earth | Posted 10.05.2013 | Travel
Party Earth

As the second biggest city in Spain, Barcelona is a highly worthwhile destination spot for summer travelers. A culturally vibrant city, Barcelona prov...

The Power of Washington's Open Park Spaces

Monique Dailey | Posted 09.29.2013 | DC
Monique Dailey

The development of more green space in urban areas is important -- not just to address immediate needs but also to ensure an ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability. How are inner-city children meant to share in that crucial commitment if they have no experience with it?

Connecting Everyone to Our National Parks

Neil Mulholland | Posted 09.01.2013 | Impact
Neil Mulholland

Although our national parks are increasingly accessible -- more than 70 are in urban areas and most are within 100 miles of a city -- the parks have struggled to engage growing urban and multicultural populations.

75 Summer Adventures Near San Francisco

offMetro.com | Posted 08.27.2013 | San Francisco
offMetro.com

Summer is now official, and we couldn't be more stoked. It's a time for lounging in parks, frolicking on beaches, and making the most of the grill. ...