Yellowstone National Park Sets August Record for Visitors

The park had more than 920,000 recreational visits in August, surpassing its previous busiest August on record, in 2017, when crowds came out to watch a solar eclipse.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #norris-geyser-basin-museum-yellowstone-national-park, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #travel-warnings, #yellowstone-national-park

How Is Climate Change Altering Your Favorite Places?

We’d like to hear from readers all over the world about how climate change is affecting your favorite places.

#global-warming, #hikes-and-hiking, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #wildfires

Squaw Valley Resort, Acknowledging ‘Racist and Sexist’ Name, Changes It

The resort, the site of the 1960 Winter Olympics, will now be known as Palisades Tahoe.

#california, #native-americans, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #skiing, #squaw-valley-ski-resort

Woman Sentenced to 7 Days in Jail for Walking in Yellowstone’s Thermal Area

The authorities used her case to warn the public about the dangers of the park’s hot springs, geysers and steam vents.

#madeline-casey, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #norris-geyser-basin, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #yellowstone-national-park

He’s Still Fighting Developers for the Park His Father Founded

A large, contaminated tract of Liberty State Park in New Jersey will be cleaned and cleared for trails, sports fields and wetlands.

#department-of-environmental-protection-nj, #exxon-mobil-corp, #golf, #jersey-city-nj, #liberty-island-nyc, #liberty-national-golf-club-jersey-city-nj, #liberty-state-park, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #sam-pesin, #statue-of-liberty, #volunteers-and-community-service

A Walk in the Park, 3,000 Feet Up

“Everything in your body is telling you not to do this,” said Breannah Yeh, a professional slackliner whose bouncy escapades have entertained millions on TikTok. So why does she?

#california, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #tightrope-walking, #tiktok-bytedance, #travel-and-vacations

Londoners Were Promised a Hill With a View. They Got a Pile of Scaffolding.

The $2.7 million Marble Arch Mound was meant to create a new attraction for visitors in the middle of London. But the reality of the project is falling short of expectations.

#hyde-park-london-england, #london-england, #marble-arch-mound, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas

Allan Reiver, Who Built a Little Urban Oasis in New York, Dies at 78

When he saw a vacant lot three decades ago, he said, “I thought I could make something beautiful out of it.” The result was the Elizabeth Street Garden.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #deaths-obituaries, #elizabeth-street-garden-manhattan-ny, #gardens-and-gardening, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #reiver-allan

No Place to Go When You Need to Go? These New Yorkers Have Ideas

The pandemic ignited a conversation about the use of public space, but the city’s lack of public restrooms has led to long lines and some uncomfortable situations.

#bathrooms-and-toilets, #bryant-park-manhattan-ny, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #mccarren-park-brooklyn-ny, #new-york-city, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #parks-and-recreation-department-nyc, #prospect-park-brooklyn-ny

Celebrating Pride Around the City

After a more subdued 2020, we’re closing out a revived Pride Month with parties, demonstrations and family celebrations.

#art, #black-people, #central-park-summerstage, #dancing, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #museums, #music, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #summer-season, #transgender-and-transsexuals

It’s Summer in the Ski Towns, 2.0

Last year, mountain resorts were overrun by travelers in search of space and fresh air. The visitors are expected back, but now the towns have expanded activities and plans in place to deal with the crowds.

#california, #colorado, #hikes-and-hiking, #idaho, #montana, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations, #vermont

Residents and Revelers Clash Over Washington Square Park

As the pandemic eases, the park has attracted crowds of young people who regard it as a place to let loose. Residents say the scene is out of control.

#attacks-on-police, #curfews, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #new-york-city, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #parks-and-recreation-department-nyc, #washington-square-park-manhattan-ny, #youth

Driving the States of Maine

Taking U.S. 1 the length of Maine reveals the shifting nature of the state’s character, from lobster shacks and antiques stores to vast forests and a lost French colony.

#maine, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #road-trips, #travel-and-vacations, #u-s-route-1

Summer of Love, 2021, in New York

For decades, certain corners of the city were so smoothed by money they seemed off-limits to those just starting out as adults. But for one brief shining moment, it all belongs to the young.

#love-emotion, #new-york-city, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #parties-social, #social-conditions-and-trends, #summer-season, #youth

Art Blooms Alongside Nature in Riverside Park

In an exhibition that sprawls across nearly 100 blocks of park, 24 contemporary artists address literal, metaphoric and poetic ideas of regrowth.

#art, #bravin-karin, #coronavirus-reopenings, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #regrowth-a-celebration-of-art-riverside-park-and-the-new-york-spirit-exhibit, #riverside-park-manhattan-ny, #riverside-park-conservancy, #sculpture

China Adds More Parks to Its Cities to Raise Quality of Life

A national push to build urban parks is transforming Chinese cities, as the country tries to improve the quality of daily life.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #building-construction, #china, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #real-estate-commercial, #shanghai-china, #urban-areas

Sure, It’s Raining. But It’s Still the Start of Summer in New York City.

The wet Memorial Day weekend did not quite live up to the celebration of the city’s reopening that many New Yorkers were hoping for, but they made the best of it.

#brooklyn-cyclones, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #memorial-day, #new-york-city, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas

5 Things to Do on Memorial Day Weekend

Our critics and writers have selected noteworthy cultural events to experience virtually and in person in New York City.

#art, #brooklyn-academy-of-music, #carolines-on-broadway, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #children-and-childhood, #comedy-and-humor, #douglas-dezron, #fellini-federico, #film-forum, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #high-line-manhattan-ny, #jazz, #mahama-ibrahim, #mastroianni-marcello, #memorial-day, #morningside-park-manhattan-ny, #movies, #music, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #seneca-village-manhattan-ny, #vimeo-llc

The Disparities in Access to New York’s Parks

Low-income residents and people of color have significantly less space available to them than residents of white and wealthy areas.

#black-people, #income-inequality, #new-york-city, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #roller-skating, #summer-season, #trust-for-public-land

Trump’s Criminal Investigation Into His Finances

“Witch Hunt,” meet grand jury.

#federal-taxes-us, #golf, #james-letitia, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #pence-mike, #raffensperger-brad, #trump-organization, #trump-tax-returns, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vance-cyrus-r-jr

How New Yorkers Marked the Anniversary of George Floyd’s Killing

Demonstrations across the city took on varied tones throughout the day, a mix of frustration, celebration and sadness.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #chauvin-derek-1976, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #hudson-river-park-manhattan-ny, #little-island-manhattan-ny, #new-york-city, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #sharpton-al

Ruffled Feathers Among the Birders of Central Park

“Birding Bob” knows how to find the birds of New York City. But some people aren’t happy about how he does it.

#birds, #birdwatching, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #documentary-films-and-programs, #new-york-city, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #social-media

Along the Columbia River, Making a Monument of the Land

In the Pacific Northwest, Maya Lin’s ‘art landscapes’ celebrate the river’s partnership with Native American tribes.

#architecture, #columbia-river-pacific-northwest, #confederated-tribes-of-the-umatilla-indian-reservation-ore, #confluence-project-nonprofit, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #lin-maya, #maxey-museum-walla-walla-wash, #minthorn-antone, #native-americans, #oregon, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #washington-state

A New $260 Million Park Floats on the Hudson. It’s a Charmer.

Little Island, developed by Barry Diller, with an amphitheater and dramatic views, opens on Hudson River Park. Opponents battled it for years.

#architecture, #area-planning-and-renewal, #diller-barry, #heatherwick-thomas, #hudson-river-park-manhattan-ny, #hudson-river-park-trust, #little-island-manhattan-ny, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas

Palisades Brush Fire Prompts Evacuation Order of 500 Homes

The fire burned through 750 acres in the Topanga Canyon area in Los Angeles County and was at zero percent containment on Saturday night, fire officials said.

#evacuations-and-evacuees, #fire-department-los-angeles, #fires-and-firefighters, #los-angeles-calif, #los-angeles-county-calif, #palisades-fire, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #san-fernando-valley-calif, #topanga-calif, #topanga-canyon

Immerse Yourself in Indigenous Culture

From Virginia to California, these eight parks, heritage centers and open-air exhibits offer fresh opportunities to confront the history and the present-day realities of Native Americans.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #content-type-service, #grand-canyon-national-park, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #indigenous-people, #jeffers-petroglyphs-minnesota, #machicomoco-state-park-virginia, #museums, #native-americans, #nez-perce-indians, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #santa-ynez-chumash-museum-and-cultural-center, #spring-lake-park-preserve-minnesota, #stewart-indian-school-cultural-center-and-museum, #travel-and-vacations, #united-states, #ute-mountain-tribal-park-colorado

Joseph D. Mount Was Charged For Organizing a Hike of More Than 150 people to the Grand Canyon.

Prosecutors said at least 150 people showed up, astounding rangers and overwhelming visitors who struggled to steer clear of the hikers, many of whom were not wearing masks or social distancing.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #grand-canyon-ariz, #grand-canyon-national-park, #hikes-and-hiking, #mount-joseph-don, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #quarantines, #timothy-hopp

Mozambique Mints a New National Park — and Surveys Its Riches

In the wake of wars, natural disasters and insurgencies, Mozambique is experiencing an environmental renaissance. One of the results is a new and stunningly beautiful national park.

#biodiversity, #birds, #conservation-of-resources, #mozambique, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #photography, #travel-and-vacations, #wilderness-areas

How to Reserve a Campsite, Even at the Last Minute

Who says you can’t get a reservation for the great outdoors this weekend?

#bureau-of-land-management, #camps-and-camping, #content-type-service, #federal-lands, #kampgrounds-of-america, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #tents

N.Y.C. Bans Pesticides in Parks With Push From Unlikely Force: Children

“A bunch of kindergartners,” now in seventh grade, worked years to push the City Council to approve a ban on toxic pesticides in parks, playgrounds and other spaces.

#barnard-anne, #children-and-childhood, #de-blasio-bill, #manhattan-nyc, #new-york-city, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #pesticides, #playgrounds

Do We Still Need to Keep Wearing Masks Outdoors?

Science shows that the risk of viral transmission outside is very low. The “two-out-of-three rule” can help you decide whether to mask up.

#beaches, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #hikes-and-hiking, #masks, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #vaccination-and-immunization

12 Stellar Recipes for Your Next Outdoor Hang

These dips, salads, tarts and more taste great — and will stand up to an afternoon out.

#cooking-and-cookbooks, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #picnics, #recipes

A Cemetery’s Big Secret: Lots of Weird Mushrooms

Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn is a treasure trove for amateur fungi hunters. Just don’t pick any.

#brooklyn-nyc, #cemeteries, #flowers-and-plants, #fungi, #green-wood-cemetery-brooklyn-ny, #inaturalist-mobile-app, #mushrooms, #new-york-mycological-society, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas

25 Free Performances Come to Bryant Park Starting in June

The park will host events for live audiences of 200 with institutions including the New York Philharmonic, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Joe’s Pub and the Classical Theater of Harlem.

#carnegie-hall, #city-parks-foundation, #elisa-monte-dance, #greenwich-house, #jazz-at-lincoln-center, #joes-pub, #limon-dance-co, #music, #national-sawdust-brooklyn-ny-performance-space, #new-york-city-opera, #new-york-philharmonic, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #taylor-paul-dance-co, #thile-chris, #town-hall-manhattan-ny

For Eddie Izzard, a ‘99’ Ice Cream and a Waterloo Sunset Are Wondrous Things

The star of “Six Minutes to Midnight,” opening Friday, tells why Elgar’s “Enigma” Variations, “Great Expectations,” David Bowie and London landmarks hold meaning for her.

#30-rock-tv-program, #art, #books-and-literature, #classical-music, #comedy-and-humor, #content-type-personal-profile, #david-bowie-finding-fame-movie, #dickens-charles, #elgar-edward-william, #great-expectations-book, #ice-cream-and-frozen-desserts, #izzard-eddie, #lewis-c-s, #london-england, #movies, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #pogleswood-tv-program, #six-minutes-to-midnight-movie, #television, #the-great-escape-movie, #the-lion-the-witch-and-the-wardrobe-book, #waterloo-sunset-song

Montana Governor Gets Written Warning After Killing a Wolf

Greg Gianforte did not complete a trapping certification course before trapping and killing a black wolf last month, a state wildlife official said.

#gianforte-greg-1961, #hunting-and-trapping, #montana, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #wolves, #yellowstone-national-park

The Perseverance of New York City’s Wildflowers

A park in Williamsburg awaits the miniature beauty of its spring blossoms.

#bees, #brooklyn-nyc, #east-river-nyc, #flowers-and-plants, #new-york-city, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #parks-and-recreation-department-nyc, #trees-and-shrubs, #williamsburg-brooklyn-ny, #your-feed-science

The Making of a ‘European Yellowstone’

A major conservation effort is underway in Romania. The goal is a new national park that will rival its American counterparts.

#bears, #forests-and-forestry, #hunting-and-trapping, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #travel-and-vacations, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching, #wolves

Get Outside and Safely Visit a National Park

Now is the time to start looking ahead, to spring and summer excursions in the great outdoors.

#camps-and-camping, #federal-lands, #forests-and-forestry, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #travel-and-vacations, #travel-warnings

Finding Refuge, and a Snowy Owl, in Central Park

When pandemic New York seemed at its most surreal, the park, with its abundant wildlife and familiar progression of the seasons, offered a vision of normal life to a book critic who wandered it daily.

#birds, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #olmsted-frederick-law, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #quarantine-life-and-culture

Portland Welcomes Monument (Origin Unknown) to Black Man Who Reached Pacific in 1805

City officials say they have no idea who raised a monument to York, the enslaved Black man who traveled with Lewis and Clark, in the park where a statue of a conservative Oregonian had stood.

#black-people, #clark-william-1770-1838, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #exploration-and-explorers, #lewis-meriwether, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #mount-tabor-portland-ore, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #portland-ore, #slavery-historical, #york-1770-1832

On the West Coast, Avalanche Warnings and an ‘Atmospheric River’

The danger of avalanche is high in parts of the Cascade Mountains and areas farther south, the Northwest Avalanche Center said.

#avalanches, #cascade-mountains, #idaho, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #national-weather-service, #oregon, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #portland-ore, #rain, #washington-state, #western-states-us

Meet America’s 63rd National Park

The New River Gorge in West Virginia got the federal government’s highest protection, thanks, in part, to the latest pandemic relief bill.

#capito-shelley-moore, #coal, #geology, #hunting-and-trapping, #land-use-policies, #mines-and-mining, #national-park-service, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #parachutes-and-parachute-jumping, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #travel-and-vacations, #west-virginia

Twitter Is Turning Birds Into Celebrities and Birders Against One Another

A Twitter account helped spread the word about rare birds in the city, but publicizing their locations exposed a rift among birders.

#birds, #birdwatching, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #social-media

Springsteen ‘Visibly Swaying’ Before Drunken-Driving Arrest, Police Say

Bruce Springsteen refused to provide a preliminary breath test, according to a National Park Service officer who said he watched the musician drink a shot of tequila.

#drunken-and-reckless-driving, #new-jersey, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #sandy-hook-nj, #springsteen-bruce

Ross Graham Dies at 93; Tenacious Fighter for New York City

She died of Covid-19 after a lifetime of fighting to legalize abortion and preserve Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen on Manhattan’s West Side.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #dewitt-clinton-park-manhattan-ny, #friends-of-hudson-river-park, #hells-kitchen-manhattan-ny, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas

Napoleon’s Brother Lived in N.J. Here’s What Happened to the Estate.

The site in Bordentown once harbored Joseph Bonaparte, a former king. A new partnership has ensured that its history won’t be forgotten.

#bonaparte-joseph-1768-1844, #bonaparte-napoleon, #bordentown-nj, #buildings-structures, #new-jersey, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas

Snowy Owl Is Spotted in Central Park, for First Time in 130 Years

The hordes came running and the snow-white raptor became the latest celebrity bird of Manhattan.

#birdwatching, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #new-york-city, #owls, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #snowy-owl

A Monument Honoring Brooklyn Abolitionists Stalls Under Scrutiny

Activists say a proposed project is too abstract for a time when Black New Yorkers are eager to see figures that look like them among the city’s statues.

#black-people, #brooklyn-nyc, #de-blasio-bill, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #lee-shawne, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #rasheed-kameelah-janan, #she-built-nyc, #slavery-historical, #underground-railroad-19th-century, #willoughby-square-park-brooklyn-ny, #women-and-girls

In the Bronx, a Face Lost in Time

A much-vandalized bronze statue of “Fame” in Joyce Kilmer Park is to be returned this year with a new head, arms and feet — even without any record of what the statue’s original face looked like.

#bronx-nyc, #heintz-louis-j-1861-93, #joyce-kilmer-park-bronx-ny, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #parks-and-recreation-department-nyc, #saunders-john-artist, #sculpture, #vandalism