As urbanites flock to forests and rivers to escape coronavirus threats, trailheads are cramped with parked cars and fishing on the Madison River is like a Disneyland ride.
The Memorial Arch, a granite monument to soldiers and sailors in the plaza, is about to get desperately needed restoration work.
It is illegal to touch or throw objects into hot springs or other hydrothermal features at the park, officials said.
After a decade spent living abroad, a photographer returns to her homeland — and revels in the breadth of its beauty.
Climate change is shifting the habitats of endangered species and requiring conservation scientists to think outside traditional park boundaries.
Hidden financial records cast doubt on a number of his charitable commitments and show that most of his giving came from land deals that offset his income.
After a season of hellish wildfires throughout the West, there is new evidence that climate change and rampant growth are creating perfect breeding grounds for fire.
A wild meadow and woodland ‘ruin’ are now on exuberant display. The new, ecologically minded garden boasts shaggy clouds of vegetation.
Holly Suzanne Courtier, 38, went missing on Oct. 6 after getting off a shuttle bus at the park in Utah. She was found safely on Sunday, the authorities said.
Some modern-day prospectors make thousands of dollars selling precious stones they dug up themselves.
Research shows that watching footage of them can make you happier, so here’s a list of round-the-clock camera footage that will bring koalas, penguins and puppies straight to your screen.
From the Berkshires to the Rockies, the vibrant colors of fall are popping, and nothing, not even a pandemic, can stop them. Six writers in six states reveal their favorite drives and hikes.
Customers were met with a new experience, even before walking inside. They got their temperatures checked and passed along contact information.
Historically, trees and city parks in America go to wealthy, white neighborhoods. Now, a program in Colorado’s capital is trying to correct that injustice.
This environmentally themed project features an unusual design, including soaring walkways that lead to an unexpected destination.
A virtual tour looks at the legal battles and innovations behind 42nd Street. Our critic chats with the Harvard professor Jerold S. Kayden.
After campers left trash in a national park, park employees tracked them down, mailed the garbage back and reported them to the authorities.
Our critic chats about the beloved stretch from the music hall to Lincoln Center around Central Park with the architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien.
My league played through World War II and 9/11. Why do we have to stop now?
What are architects and urban planners foreseeing as people cautiously gather? Streets “curated” for various uses and dynamic cityscapes that both advance wellness and knit communities together.
A novice camper needed a vacation. What are the options during the summer of Covid-19?
Bringing back the top predator to Argentina’s wetlands could restore the health of an entire ecosystem. But inducing five felines with troubled pasts to hunt, and mate, is not easy.
The pandemic shutdown has meant cuts in the department’s budget and staff, right when green space is needed more than ever.
Budget cuts have left some of New York City’s green spaces with unmown lawns, unemptied garbage cans and littered playgrounds.
The club Stand Up NY is staging 40 shows a week across the city. Performing in parks raises the stakes for comedians and audiences alike.
Scientists still have to validate the reading of 130 degrees Fahrenheit on Sunday, the equivalent of 54 degrees Celsius.
The radical fix for a noxious landfill in Staten Island: Bury the trash, plant some grass and do nothing for 20 years.
Central Park will soon unveil its first sculpture depicting nonfictional female figures. “The fact that nobody even noticed that women were missing in Central Park — what does that say about the invisibility of women?”
A lake in New Jersey was closed to curb the spread of the coronavirus, but some complaints about recent crowding there focused on the ethnicity of visitors.
During the pandemic, people are venturing deeper into the city’s forests, wetlands and grasslands, just as budget cuts threaten the spaces’ upkeep.
The remote Isle Royale, tucked away in the northern reaches of Lake Superior, is one of America’s least visited national parks.
At one of the eight pools to reopen, a swimmer almost forgot to remove his mask before making a cannonball jump. So, he placed it on his flip-flops and then — splash.
The vehicle, with 27 people on board, was specially designed to carry visitors onto one of North America’s largest glaciers, in Jasper National Park in Alberta.
Traveling during a pandemic requires lots of research, precision planning and a willingness to play by new and very stringent rules. For these writers, it still felt good to get away.
Governors Island and other large parks are trying to attract more underserved visitors, who need outdoor space more than ever during the pandemic.
Americans crave outdoor recreation more than ever. But national parks — sometimes many miles from equipped hospitals — are grappling with how to safely stay open.
Mike Lampariello, director of the park, slathers on sunscreen and makes his masked rounds.
A stopgap budget with $4 billion in cuts also includes an opening for private development in state parks, like a long-desired expansion of a golf course into Liberty State Park.
Get to a nearby park and get in shape (safely).
After a concerted reintroduction effort two decades ago, the state is now home to the largest population of elk east of the Mississippi. The animals’ home: reclaimed coal mines.
Inclement weather has hampered the search for the hikers, who officials said were climbing in different locations.
New rules and design will try to keep New Yorkers safe in the usually crowded plazas, parks and streets.
History is repeating itself as pools, beaches and clubs open — but mostly for the privileged few.
Tyana Johnson was killed and three others were wounded when men opened fire at her party in a Bronx park. The police have few leads.
Three people died and three were injured in the attack in Reading, England, on Saturday. Counterterrorism units will be taking over the investigation, local police said.
The attack was in a park in southern England where a Black Lives Matter protest had been held earlier in the day. The police arrested a man but did not say what the motive might have been.
Residents of a coastal Oregon city voted to name a park for a 1970 explosion that rained chunks of rotting whale flesh on curious bystanders.
Once reviled, the chain-link fence surrounding Lafayette Square and the White House is now seen as a bulletin board of art and artifacts dedicated to George Floyd and hope.
The move reverses an Obama-era ban on hunting methods like baiting bears with doughnuts and shooting swimming caribou.
The resident caretakers of some of New York’s cherished landmarks may have the city’s strangest work-from-home assignment.