Detroit park
Detroit park

Parks And Recreation

Parks And Recreation is a subtopic of Community & Housing.

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The benefits of public green spaces within, or accessible to, urban areas are much greater than are often immediately understood. Here’s how cities stand to gain from increasing access to parks.

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NYC High Line Image
NYC High Line Image
  • CitiesSpeak

One hundred years ago, lawmakers were considering a radical idea to preserve some of our nation’s most iconic landscapes “for the benefit and enjoyment of the people.”

Indeed, what the founders of the national park idea had in mind nearly…

Jefferson memorial
Jefferson memorial
  • CitiesSpeak

Recognizing the extra burden on families during the summer, and challenges this can pose for maintaining a safe and vibrant city, local leaders are placing increased focus on expanding summer learning opportunities in their cities.

For…

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This post was co-written by Kellie May. A version of this post appears on the National Recreation and Park Association's blog, Open Space.

In cities across the country, parks and recreation departments are often the go-to resource for…

Healthy eating
Healthy eating
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The natural beauty of the landscape in Parkland, Florida has regularly attracted tourists to its green space, lakes, and world-class golf courses. But thanks to a deliberate focus on inter-generational active living, Parkland is…

  • CitiesSpeak

Two developments last week provide opportunities for cities to connect young people to the outdoors and to local history.

For some children, spending time outdoors isn’t as easy as it should be. In many communities, safety concerns and a…

Kid running
Kid running
  • CitiesSpeak

Most Americans do not associate our beloved national parks with cities. In fact, urban areas are home to some of our greatest national assets. Parks such as Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Golden Gate National Recreation Area in San Francisco…

Gettysburg
Gettysburg
  • CitiesSpeak

Editor’s Note: This is the third in a series of blog posts on Jim Brooks’ trip to Japan with the The Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR) Fellowship. The Tate. The Getty. The Guggenheim. MoMa. These are household names…