Gateway Arch National Park

Photo: Gateway Arch National Park, Springtime NPS: The Gateway Arch reflects St. Louis’ role in the Westward Expansion of the United States during the nineteenth century. The park is a memorial to Thomas Jefferson’s role in opening the West, to the pioneers who helped shape its history, and to Dred Scott who sued for his …

Joshua Tree National Park

Photo: Joshua Tree National Park Key Links Joshua Tree National Park @JoshuaTreeNPS Facebook Twitter YouTube Flickr Instagram< Joshua Tree National Park had a record 2.4 million visitors in 2016. Night Sky Festival https://www.nps.gov/jotr/planyourvisit/night-sky-festival.htm Headlines http://www.shutupandgo.travel/camping-virgin-in-joshua-tree Imperiled by climate change, Joshua trees could be declared a threatened species – @TDSIanJames Beloved Joshua Trees Move Toward Endangered ...

Xochimilco Gardens

Poster: Ron Mader, Xochimilco What does responsible travel look like in Mexico City? = ¿Cómo se ve un viaje responsable en la Ciudad de México? Mexico City – Xochimilco is a case study in sustainable tourism in a fragile, vulnerable landscape, also a veritable World Heritage Site. On my list of top places in the …

WildNZ Links

New Zealand Flag Links relate to Wild New Zealand presented in somewhat random fashion: New Zealand has 14 national parks. The first national park was created in 1887 (Tongariro National Park). The largest park is Fiordland National Park. Taking a long walk? http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/things-to-do/walking-and-tramping Hikurangi Marine Reserve, the largest marine reserve adjoining the mainland, was recently …

Las Vegas’ Springs Preserve

Photo: Springs Preserve Placque Commonly known as the “birthplace of Las Vegas,” the Springs Preserve is a 180-acre cultural institution designed to commemorate Las Vegas’ dynamic history and to provide a vision for a sustainable future. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1978, the site served as the original source of water …

Vashlovani National Park

Buzzwords Wikipedia: Vashlovani National Park (Georgian: ვაშლოვანის ეროვნული პარკი ) is a national park located in the eastern part of Georgia, and was established in 1935 to preserve its unique shallow forests. In April 2003 the Reserve’s area was expanded to 84.80 km² and Vashlovani National Park (251.14 km²) was made. The area is characterized …

Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Photo: Andrew Cattoir/NPS, Jet boating in the Black Canyon Lake Mead National Recreation Area, is the USA’s fifth most popular national park unit with more than 7 million visits a year. With the creation of what would be named Hoover Dam, Lake Mead was first established as the Boulder Dam Recreation Area in 1936, administrated …

Sensory Garden

Buzzwords Sensory Garden = Self-contained garden area that allows visitors to enjoy a wide variety of sensory experiences Elsewhere on the Web https://www.hgtv.com/outdoors/gardens/create-a-sensory-garden https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/accessible/sensory-garden-ideas.htm Photos Wikipedia Sensory_garden Planeta.com City Parks on the Social Web Senses

City Parks on the Social Web

Photo: City of Calgary, Olympic Plaza Planeta.com spotlights our favorite city parks around the world. Which are our favorites? The nominations open now if you’d like to comment. What we love: City parks are used for physical activity, competitive games and gentle strolls. City parks are safe havens for children in which to play and …