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Parks

November 3, 2019, 5am PST
The city’s parks are facing a crisis on the horizon resulting from a lack of maintenance and growing capital improvement needs.
City Limits
October 22, 2019, 12pm PDT
The Giants announced two massive development proposals in recent weeks, and the Warriors are opening a new arena to regular season games later this week.
San Francisco Chronicle
October 21, 2019, 10am PDT
The first of four new parks opening in Dallas in the next few years opened earlier this month—Pacific Plaza park.
The Dallas Morning News
October 21, 2019, 6am PDT
The Parks Without Borders program in New York City is intended to open parks to the rest of the public realm, but some local activists like their parks just how they are.
City & State New York
October 21, 2019, 5am PDT
New research finds that different types of parks correlate with different gentrification effects, adding to the complexity of urban change.
CityLab
September 25, 2019, 7am PDT
As the High Line turns ten, a debate about the costs and benefits of urban revitalization continues.
Architect
Feature
September 4, 2019, 5am PDT
Mitchell Silver, commissioner of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, former planning director of Raleigh, and former president of the APA, discusses the aspirations and realities of a long, successful career in planning.
James Brasuell
August 25, 2019, 11am PDT
In communities lacking green space, public access to upgraded school playgrounds is a win-win solution.
Fast Company
August 19, 2019, 12pm PDT
More than 40 percent of Dallas residents live within a half-mile of a park, but the school district and the city are working together with nonprofits to improve that figure.
The Dallas Morning News
August 15, 2019, 2pm PDT
Minneapolis wants more equity in its parks spending—and new plans are a key step in the process of delivering more equitable results.
MinnPost
August 12, 2019, 5am PDT
A windfall of $28 million will be spent to repair and renovate Boston Common—public input into the priorities of that spending would be appreciated.
The Boston Globe
August 10, 2019, 1pm PDT
A developer just bought a Denver-area golf course in the hopes of some day rezoning the site for residential and commercial development. Open space advocates have other ideas, as does the city (for now).
The Denver Post
August 7, 2019, 12pm PDT
King County, Seattle spends 80 of its parks operating budget with money generated from a levy imposed on homeowners. After approving the levy most recently in 2013, voters are supporting it again this week.
The Seattle Times
Feature
August 5, 2019, 5am PDT
Urban park planning and design needs to deliver a lot of community benefit from a small amount of space. The lessons that emerge
Claire Hempel
August 3, 2019, 11am PDT
Stepping up the urban amenity game in Minneapolis.
Star Tribune
July 30, 2019, 5am PDT
A designer was chosen in January, and conceptual rendering were released in July. Project boosters are also pushing an ambitious timeline that would start construction in late 2020.
Curbed New York
July 22, 2019, 11am PDT
"Urban Green Spaces" is informative, even for practitioners, and a good read, according to a book review by L.A. County park planner Clement Lau.
UrbDeZine
July 8, 2019, 11am PDT
A new study finds that interim recreational use of underutilized sections of crowded cities can benefit more than just humans.
Next City
June 2, 2019, 11am PDT
While they're often treated as mere assets to be maintained or abandoned for other uses, public spaces can be an active part of cities' plans for equitable revitalization.
Governing
May 29, 2019, 6am PDT
New York City parks are in desperate need of maintenance and infrastructure improvements, and the city should make investments now to support these essential public spaces.
City & State New York