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Parks & Recreation

A Look at Trends in Parks & Recreation

Feature Article - June 2019

The largest number of survey respondents come from parks and recreation organizations. In this section, we take a look at trends in their parks and facilities.

Sustainable Solutions to Serve the Community

Woodridge Park District Athletic Recreation Center in Woodridge, Ill.

Facility Profile - May 2019

At this recreation center, sustainability is one of the keys to effective design.

Neighborhood Investments & The Common Good

Web Exclusive - May 2019

A recent report covering four cities reveals how investments in parks, libraries, trails and other civic assets can change peopleís perceptions of the surrounding neighborhood.

Brand-New View

Web Exclusive - May 2019

When Pinellas County, Fla., needed to replace the boardwalks and fishing pier surrounding the observation tower at scenic Wall Springs Park, engineers decided to find a more lasting solution.

Intelligent Design

Reimagining Parks & Play Spaces

Supplement Feature - April 2019

The challenges of modern-day park design are being met by innovative thinkers who are finding new ways to balance demographics, political forces, investment priorities, geography and other contributing factors.


Growing Green Space
Various Locations in New York City

Facility Profile - April 2019

From new playgrounds and amenities to improving streetscapes with trees, New York City has been making impressive strides in its already-impressive parks.

A Pathway to Nature

Whiting Forest of Dow Gardens in Midland, Mich.

Facility Profile - February 2019

Creative design takes visitors up into the trees at this unique nature play area in Michigan.

Detroit Creates a Community

Web Exclusive - February 2019

The Downtown Detroit Partnership has created public spaces around the Michigan city that bring millions of people together annually to play, learn, laugh, get active and more.

Get Inspired

Incorporating the Arts Into Parks

Feature Article - October 2018

Nature has long been one of humankindís most common sources of inspiration. Parks have stepped up to provide an outlet both for artists and for those who want to view the beauty.

Who Has the Best Parks?

Web Exclusive - September 2018

The Trust for Public Land recently released its seventh annual ParkScore Index, ranking park systems in the 100 largest U.S. cities. For the third straight year, Minneapolis has taken top honors.