With the pandemic, people need to see and experience beauty, nature, and parks more than ever. Learn more about some of America's urban oases.
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
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
Urban park planning and design needs to deliver a lot of community benefit from a small amount of space. The lessons that emerge
After five years of planning, a San Francisco trail now runs across the city linking neighborhoods and greenspaces.
San Francisco Chronicle
A federal funding program for city parks means green space for communities but also brings many social and economic benefits.
Pacific Plaza will the fourth park built in the center of the city in the last decade, and there are still plans for three more.
Dallas Morning News
Some worry that, of the many reasons cities pursue cap parks, creating quality green space is low on the list.
A new food-based destination is popping up along the Tampa Riverwalk.
Jon Christensen urges Los Angeles to ensure that new park amenities serve, rather than displace, the river's low-income communities.
New Orleans could create the largest stretch of public riverfront in the U.S., thanks to a public land swap.
The Architect's Newspaper
Decades of activism have led to this victory for pedestrian advocates, Streetsblog NYC reports.
The city hopes to accelerate development and mitigate flood risk along the industrial Fort Point Channel with a string of new parks.
The Boston Globe
Pacific Plaza is the first of four new parks planned for Downtown Dallas.
City and county leaders shared their plans for millions in new annual revenue at the 2017 VerdeXchange Conference.
The Planning Report
Gainesville turns contaminated land into a contemporary public greenspace to serve as the city's “Central Park."
Raleigh, NC has hopes for turning 300 acres of land near its downtown into a beautiful park. Elite landscape architecture firms are eager to help, and selecting the right one for the job won't be easy.
A Dallas News op-ed argues for a repackaging of the Dallas' ongoing open space and park investments to properly acknowledge the scale of the city's accomplishments.
Community input is crucial to a plan that would wrap Portland in a ring of greenery and pathways.
The APA blog issues a call to action to promote park equity.
American Planning Association