October 1, 2020

Parks

Playground Hunt – Austin, Texas

When it comes to public parks in the city of Austin, connectivity and natural amenities are key features. Nowhere is that more true than in Austin’s northeastern corridor near the border with Cedar Park, Texas. Neighborhood design on Austin’s northern borders tends to favor development that folds artificial and natural features. That’s why it’s not […]

Designs unveiled for world’s first floating ‘eco-park’ planned for Chicago River

City officials and private developers are planning to transform a murky, garbage-filled stretch of the Chicago River into a mile-long “eco-park,” a project they say would be the first in the world of its kind. Read full article

Nacogdoches Parks and Rec advisory council considers new recommendations

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) – On Thursday night, the Nacogdoches Parks and Recreation Advisory Board considered summer regulations for several parks in the area. Maroney Park pavilion will be first come, first served, and the fee will be waived during the summer. Read full article

Homes: Neighborhood dog parks popular with pooches, their people

Calling all dog lovers: a dog park with pool parties, themed movie nights, WiFi, and locally sourced coffee is coming to the east side. Michael Schwab/USA TODAY NEWTWORK – TENNESSEE Read full article

Portland looks to New York City for its next parks director

Portland has named Adena Long, a deputy commissioner of New York City’s parks department, as its next parks leader. Commissioner Nick Fish, who oversees the Parks & Recreation Department, announced the hire in a statement on Thursday. Read full article

7 National Parks That Are Even Better in Winter

When you buy something using the retail links in our stories, we earn an affiliate commission that helps pay for our work. Read more about Outside’s affiliate policy. Visit a national park in the spring, summer, or fall, and you’ll get endless trails, stunning campsites, and mild weather. Read full article

Columbus Parks & Rec announces Autism Awareness Fair and Fun Day

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – The Columbus Parks and Recreation Department is partnering with the Autism Hope Center to host an Autism Awareness Resource Fair and Fun Day. The community is invited to come out to the Pop Austin Recreation Center at 1313 Alexander St. on April 13 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Read full […]

Idaho Parks and Recreation wants $825K for a life-sized woolly mammoth

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation has made a budget request that includes a mammoth item. Read full article

Living for Free as a Texas Parks Park Host

Tyler State Park is a tranquil haven in the pines with 100-foot-tall trees that surround sparkling waters of a spring-fed lake; all of which, is Bruce Nance’s backyard. Bruce is a volunteer here. He and his wife, Nan, are Park Hosts for Texas Parks and Wildlife. Read full article

Food trucks, zip lines, more head to Louisiana state parks; what to know about new contracts

The state is putting finishing touches on contracts that will allow private companies to operate their businesses in state parks and at historical sites. Read full article