Parks

Yesterday
Following a fatal collision between a motorist and a competitive cyclist, Montreal tried closing a stretch of roadway through Mount Royal Park. The pilot encountered fierce opposition.
CityLab
4 days ago
Can freight trains and a scenic shoreline park along San Francisco Bay coexist, or are they incompatible uses? The East Bay Regional Park District voted to remove old rail tracks that BNSF Railway wants to reactivate. A local court may decide.
San Francisco Chronicle
April 9, 2019, 6am PDT
A new pilot program in Atlanta will test a joint-use arrangement that opens public school properties in the evenings and on weekends to provide park space for the public. The effect would be significant.
SaportaReport
April 4, 2019, 12pm PDT
A rezoning proposal for Staten Island in New York City gets support from a local resident with deep involvement in the community.
silive.com
March 30, 2019, 9am PDT
The new urban public realm in the United States is highly programmed—some of that design approach reflects the trends of culture and some reflects a history of violence and bad for PR for parks at the end of the 20th century.
American Scholar
March 22, 2019, 10am PDT
Phoenix. Phoenix let the dogs out.
Arizona Republic
Feature
March 11, 2019, 5am PDT
Deborah Marton, executive director of the New York Restoration Project, connects parks and open space to improved public safety.
Deborah Marton
February 28, 2019, 1pm PST
When is a dog park more than just a park for dogs?
CityLab
February 25, 2019, 10am PST
King County, Washington voters will vote on a parks levy reauthorization in August—at stake is $738 million over the six years to fund improvements to the Seattle area's parks, trails, and open space.
The Urbanist
January 7, 2019, 12pm PST
A proposed waterfront plan has secured the necessary funding to move forward in Seattle, pending City Council approval.
Crosscut
December 8, 2018, 5am PST
The Houston Chronicle shares the views in the most walkable sections of the city of Houston.
Houston Chronicle
December 7, 2018, 7am PST
Dreams look a lot more like reality this week in Dallas.
The Dallas Morning News
December 5, 2018, 10am PST
In his sixth annual list of gift ideas for “plannerds,” park plan-nerd Clement Lau takes a different approach.
UrbDeZine
November 13, 2018, 5am PST
The long-anticipated Domino Park, located in front of the former Domino Sugar refinery on the East River in Brooklyn, was designed by James Corner Field Operations (JFCO).
The Architect's Newspaper
November 1, 2018, 5am PDT
A visit to the park highlights the creative reuse and design that is transforming an old railway into a vibrant public space.
The Washington Post
October 18, 2018, 6am PDT
The gift is especially notable for its contributions toward efforts to redevelop Detroit's West Riverfront.
The Detroit Free Press
October 5, 2018, 11am PDT
The city of Memphis, Tennessee is in the middle of an understated boom focused on downtown development and adaptive reuse.
Curbed
September 26, 2018, 12pm PDT
The 66.5 acres of the huge Gathering Place is only the first phase of a planned 100 acres.
City Lab
September 10, 2018, 7am PDT
Park planner Clement Lau discusses five (plus one in Los Angeles) key data sources for parks and recreation planning.
UrbDeZine
September 10, 2018, 6am PDT
The 311-acre Phil Hardberger Park, opened in San Antonio in 2010, is bifurcated by the Wurzbach Parkway. A new landbridge will connect both sides of the park.
San Antonio Express-News