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The Toronto Local Planning Appeal Tribunal chose a development project over the mayor's plan to build parkland over a downtown rail corridor.
The Star
May 3, 2021, 9am PDT
The last round of capital investment made possible by a 2008 parks levy offers a chance to look further into the future in Bellevue, Washington.
The Urbanist
April 26, 2021, 11am PDT
In a park-poor neighborhood, vacant lots provide an untapped opportunity for small-scale parks.
Rice Kinder Institute for Urban Research
April 19, 2021, 8am PDT
Los Angeles County implements equity-focused community parks and recreation plans.
Parks & Recreation Magazine
April 1, 2021, 10am PDT
After a 14-year battle to bring the project to life, the Platte Farm Open Space brings much-needed green space to a north Denver neighborhood.
Next City
March 22, 2021, 6am PDT
A new study shows that regular exposure to trees and green spaces has a powerful impact on depression and mental health.
The Guardian
March 7, 2021, 5am PST
In a city where density is everything, these park projects make creative use of existing public spaces—and, in some cases, create their own.
Urbanize New York
February 25, 2021, 11am PST
An almost two-year, $83-million redevelopment of a large section of Earvin Magic Johnson Park in Willowbrook has been completed, offering much needed green space and new amenities to community members.
Urbanize LA
February 24, 2021, 7am PST
City leaders want to build more off-leash dog parks, partly as a response to the trend of "pandemic puppies" that has led to a sharp spike in urban dog ownership.
The Boston Globe
February 23, 2021, 5am PST
The billion-dollar project would create a 25-acre park and 3.5 miles of new bike and pedestrian routes.
Urbanize Atlanta
February 16, 2021, 8am PST
As a class assignment, nearly 150 high school students shared their ideas for improvements to Sorensen Park in Lake Los Angeles, California.
Antelope Valley Press
February 4, 2021, 11am PST
Regional parks like Whittier Narrows Recreation Area in Southern California offers something for everyone and are more important than ever in the midst of a pandemic.
February 3, 2021, 9am PST
A new half-acre park is taking shape on a previously undeveloped hillside property in Chinatown, one of the more densely populated and park-poor areas in L.A.
Urbanize Los Angeles
January 25, 2021, 11am PST
This approach makes sense because parks are not isolated spaces, and park planning cannot be done effectively or holistically without considering the social, economic, physical, and political context in which parks are located.
Parks & Rec Business
January 20, 2021, 10am PST
If the combined effects of winter's cold and the pandemic has you bummed, check out this community-building exercise in the frozen North.
November 22, 2020, 9am PST
New research shows that increasing park acreage in areas that face park deficits and low levels of tree canopy could lead to significant population-level increases in life expectancy.
Parks & Recreation Magazine
November 12, 2020, 11am PST
Public spaces have become more important than ever. Here are five case studies of innovative and safely designed programming that engages people of all ages and backgrounds.
Reimagining the Civic Commons
November 5, 2020, 10am PST
A new 13-mile regional trail opens in South Los Angeles, connecting various parks to the Pacific Ocean and providing additional opportunities for residents to enjoy outdoor recreation during a pandemic.
Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas
October 21, 2020, 9am PDT
New York City parents are unhappy that fitness enthusiasts are turning to playgrounds for their workouts.
New York Post
October 15, 2020, 10am PDT
Earvin "Magic" Johnson Park in Willowbrook has been transformed with $70 million worth of improvements, including a 20,000-square foot event center for community gatherings and events.
Los Angeles Sentinel