Brecon Beacons National Park

Photo: Jack Pease, Rhinagoll Valley Wales – The Brecon Beacons National Park (Welsh: Parc Cenedlaethol Bannau Brycheiniog) is one of three national parks, and is centred on the Brecon Beacons range of hills in the south. It includes the Black Mountain (Welsh: Y Mynydd Du) in the west, Fforest Fawr (Great Forest) and the Brecon …

Yasuni National Park

Photo: Ministerio Ambiente Ecuador Yasuni National Park (Spanish: Parque Nacional Yasuní) is in Ecuador with an area of 9,820 km2 between the Napo and Curaray rivers in Napo and Pastaza provinces in Amazonian Ecuador. The national park lies within the Napo moist forests ecoregion and is primarily rainforest. The park is about 250 kilometers from Quito and was …

Soomaa National Park

Photo: Soomaa National Park (Estonia) Soomaa National Park is the second largest national park in Estonia. The park has bogs, large mires, sand dunes and what the locals call a ‘fifth season’ due to floods in springtime. Created in 1993, the park is located on the border of Pärnu and Viljandi Counties. Key Links soomaa.com …

City Parks Links

Photo Links related to city parks presented in somewhat random fashion: Twitter @CentParklands @FortWayneParks @ChicagoParks @Zilker_Park @Barton_Springs @sandiegoparks @NYCParks @CentralParkNYC @FortWayneParks @SeattleParks @WUParks @LondonNPC @CityParksAll @Stuff_by_Craig @hphpcentral @wuparks @Park_People @CalgaryParks @cityparksall @Adrian_Benepe @buteparkcardiff @parcbute @ParkdaleWalking @Parksify @tpl_org @jaketobin @playandparks @westmidsparks @RBCparklife @CWparkman Headlines http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/09/better-than-nature/492716 Flickr city parks gallery world parks group Urban Nature Desire Paths …

Craters of the Moon

Photo: BLM, Craters Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve is a U.S. National Monument and national preserve in the Snake River Plain in central Idaho. It is along US 20, between the small towns of Arco and Carey, at an average elevation of 5,900 feet above sea level. The monument is a 715,000 …

Banff National Park

Photo: Bernard Spragg, Bow River Banff National Park is Canada’s first national park and the flagship of the nation’s park system. The park encompasses more than 6,000 square kilometers of mountain wilderness and is part of the larger Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks UNESCO World Heritage Site. More than three million visitors a year make the …

Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Photo: Parade of Lights 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 by the National Park Service. …

Valley of Fire State Park

Photo Nevada – Valley of Fire State Park is the state’s oldest and largest state park, dedicated 1935. Civilian Conservation Corps workers helped to make the new park accessible to visitors through the construction of roads and rest areas. The valley derives its name from the red sandstone formations and the stark beauty of the …