Parks

July is "National Park and Recreation Month." To commemorate, WalletHub compiled a ranking system that compares cities by their recreational opportunities.
4 days ago   WalletHub
<em>The New Republic</em> offers a look and review of some of the nation's best new urban parks.
Oct 9, 2010   The New Republic
Because of their broad appeal, diverse uses, and heavy programming, parks may do more for cities than the performing arts centers of the 1980s and the sports venues of the 1990s have accomplished, says JoAnn Greco.
Oct 3, 2010   The Washington Post
As a new park near the Brooklyn Bridge gradually opens in New York, the role it plays in public life in the city is already evolving.
Sep 30, 2010   Urban Omnibus
When an old parking structure was torn down, Downtown Dallas gained a new civic space right off the historic City Hall. Thomas Balsley Associates redesigned the park to be a flexible new front yard for Dallas residents. Giulia Mastrangelo of TBA gives us an inside look at the thought behind the design. Exclusive
Sep 30, 2010  By Giulia Mastrangelo
A new report from the Trust for Public Lands provides detailed and comprehensive data on city park systems in the U.S.
Sep 22, 2010   NRDC Switchboard
Five finalists have been announced in a design competition to rethink the park near St. Louis' iconic Gateway Arch. <em>Fast Co. Design</em> takes a look at the contenders.
Sep 10, 2010   Fast Co. Design
Six finalists have been chosen in a bid to redesign Berlin's decommissioned Tempelhof Airport. The airport is currently open as a park, but the city wants a more formal redesign.
Aug 31, 2010   Der Spiegel
Three cities -- St. Louis, Houston and Detroit -- have gained new urban parks that are playing big roles in reviving parts of town.
Aug 3, 2010   The Washington Post
Decommissioned Tempelhof Airport in Berlin had been the subject of grand plans for reusing the massive space for the last two years. But with little money in city coffers, officials decided to simply open it to the public as-is.
Jul 20, 2010   Los Angeles Times
City Parks Blog asked Peter Harnik to answer questions about his new book, Urban Green: Innovative Parks for Resurgent Cities, that covers how cities can plan for parks as well as how to create them in 'all built-out' settings.
Jul 15, 2010   City Parks Blog