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New Park With Tremendous Views Under Construction On Top Of Tunnels In San Francisco

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In clever reuse of urban space, a 14-acre park will be built in San Francisco near the water over two freeway tunnels within sight of the Golden Gate Bridge. The $110 million project will include thousands of native plants, trees, meadows, trails, gardens plus a community plaza and youth education center. It is scheduled to be completed in 2021. The ... Read More »

The Importance Of Local Parks And Recreation Departments For Holiday Celebrations

  Many people might have the misconception that Parks and Recreation Departments are mainly busy during the summer months. They certainly are with local citizens flocking to parks to dine alfresco at picnic tables, play or watch baseball games, swim in a community pool or participate in an arts program at the rec center. And then there’s all that grass ... Read More »

Fascinating Facts On The History Of Thanksgiving And Deciding To #OptOutside

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If you go to the National Park Foundation website, you can find some interesting facts about Thanksgiving, including portions of Abraham Lincoln’s letter proclaiming the holiday. There’s a fascinating story behind the history of this popular holiday. For one, all Americans might not be celebrating this same day off every November if it weren’t for a woman named Susan Josepha ... Read More »