Category: parks

Big Attractions Await Visitors to Small Parks

In 1948 the city of Portland, Oregon, intended to erect a flagpole in a downtown median. When the plan failed, a journalist whose office overlooked the tiny site planted flowers there and named it “Mill Ends,” after the column he wrote for the Oregon Journal. This was a reference to pieces of wood left over…


Parks Canada Recovers 45 Fossils Stolen From Burgess Shale, Levies $20,000 Fine

A Quebec resident has been fined $20,000 for taking 45 fossils from three national parks in the Rocky Mountains, including an internationally known fossil site. Parks Canada says in a news release that park wardens in Lake Louise, Alta., received a tip in 2020 from a member of the public about fossils being removed from…


Irvine Tops Southern California Cities in Access to Parks

IRVINE, Calif.—Irvine ranks among the top 10 cities in the nation when it comes to parks, placing far above other Southern California municipalities in an annual survey released Tuesday by the Trust for Public Land. Irvine ranked eighth on the trust’s list—down from seventh one year ago. The rankings are based on factors including proximity…


Nature Can Boost Health of People in Cities

Your local city park may improve your health, according to a new study. The research shows how access to nature in cities increases physical activity and, therefore, overall health. Lack of physical activity in the United States results in $117 billion per year in related health care costs and leads to 3.2 million deaths globally…


Disneyland Reservations Expected to Be a Hot Commodity During Limited Reopening

Disneyland fans can begin making reservations for the happiest place on earth April 12, but fans worry nabbing a slot could be easier said than done. “I do think they will go fast,” Marianne Rice, who has been an annual pass holder since 2005, told The Epoch Times. “If Touch of Disney tickets are any…


Disneyland Theme Parks in California to Reopen April 30

Walt Disney Co’s two theme parks in California will reopen on April 30 to a limited number of guests, the company said on Wednesday, over a year after they closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Attendance will initially be capped at roughly 15 percent of capacity, Disney Chief Executive Bob Chapek said on CNBC television….


San Clemente City Council to Debate Limiting Use of E-Bikes on Certain Trails

The San Clemente City Council will vote Feb. 2 on a motion to limit the use of electric bicycles (e-bikes) on trails and parks in the Southern California city. The motion includes restrictions on some regular bicycles as well. It affects beach trails and inland trails, and would prohibit the use of all bicycles on…