Parks and Recreation

How Precious Are Our National Parks? Download Free National Park Photos (Plus Other Goodies) And See For Yourself

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This year  marks the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service in the US. In this electronic age of Instagram, mega-theme parks and blockbuster movies, the natural beauty of our national parks might get overlooked. Here is a collection of free national park photos you can download (along with hundreds of others) that will show you why our parks can ... Read More »

From Park Benches to Parks, Why Frederick Olmsted’s Influence Still Matters

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By Alysa Kleinman Next time you visit your local park and relax on any park benches, you can thank Frederick Olmsted. It’s a name you might not immediately recognize from history class, but he’s considered the father of American landscape and park design. His contributions during his lifetime spanned from Central Park to Niagara Falls, to parks in Midwestern cities like ... Read More »