Clay County parks update: no vaping or smoking
The Board of County Commissioners in Clay County passed an ordinance updating the language related to the use of county parks. The updates provide clarification on animals, parking, and the use of tobacco.
Lexington Council to consider $1.2M contract for Cardinal Run Park bathrooms, funded by ARPA
Lexington, KY — The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council is set to discuss a $1.2 million contract for construction of restroom and maintenance buildings at the new Cardinal Run Park North during its Thursday meeting. The contract, which is on the agenda for its first reading, could be fast-tracked by suspending the rules, a tactic recently employed for a controversial welcome sign contract to the same company.
The Best Adult Day Trips in Burlington, Vermont: A Local's Guide
The city of Burlington, Vermont, skillfully melds natural beauty with sophisticated culture. Burlington, which is well-known for its beautiful scenery and thriving cultural community, has a wide range of activities geared towards adults. There is something for everyone, whether you enjoy outdoor discovery, culinary delights, or artistic exploration. Each of these places not only offers an enriching experience, but also gives back to the neighbourhood.
Lexington Greenspace Trust explores new revenue avenues, centralized management of invasive plants
LEXINGTON, Ky. — In a move that could significantly impact the future of public spaces in Lexington, the Greenspace Trust is considering new avenues for revenue and a centralized approach to managing invasive plant species in the county. The Trust met on Wednesday to discuss these and other matters, including a greenways management master plan for the city.
Albuquerque Parks and Playgrounds Face Temporary Gun Suspension by New Mexico Governor
In a controversial move that's ignited fierce debate over gun rights and public safety, New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham has revised an earlier public health order to temporarily prohibit the carrying of firearms in Albuquerque's parks and playgrounds. The Governor framed the updated order as a public health measure in response to the increasing incidents of gun violence, particularly involving children.
Lexington's Town Branch Park receives $1M federal urban forestry grant
LEXINGTON, Ky. — Town Branch Park, an 11-acre land reuse project in downtown Lexington, has received a $1 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service. The grant is part of a larger initiative announced by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Thursday, which aims to invest more than $1 billion in nearly 400 projects across the United States.
A 7-Year-Old Discovers a 2.95-Carat Diamond at Arkansas State Park on Her Birthday
A lucky youngster had the best birthday ever when she found a huge 2.95-carat golden brown diamond at the Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas. The budding gemologist, celebrating her seventh birthday, stumbled upon the diamond on September 1. It's the second-largest diamond found by a visitor this year, only beaten by a 3.29-carat one in March, says the park. Aspen Brown was at the park with her dad and grandmother. She spotted a small gem the size of a green pea along a path in the northeast area of the park.
There is something for everyone in Richmond, Virginia
There is something for everyone in Richmond, Virginia. That's because the River City offers a rich and vibrant experience for both residents and visitors. Richmond has a rich history and diverse culture. Therefore, there is always something exciting to do.
Jobs openings at Virginia State Parks
There are multiple job openings at Virginia State Parks. Those jobs are ideal for people who love working outside. There is an increase in attendance at Virginia State Parks. That means more employees are needed to help attendees have an enjoyable experience.
Park Feature: Jack Smith Park
Located at 9725 Penny Road, Jack Smith Park is one of the most feature-heavy parks in Cary. For the kids, Jack Smith Park has no shortage of fun activities. A seasonal splash pad (which will close on September 17th for the season, as well as September 11th for maintenance) helps the kiddos stay cool in the hot North Carolina sun, a large playground complete with slides and jungle gyms, as well as a large 10-foot climbing wall for the older kids help make Jack Smith Park a fun destination for the whole family. A large field is also on-site, filled with unique sheep sculptures.
Proposed development across from Jacobson Park sparks debate, will go before Council next week
Lexington, KY – A proposed mixed-use development across from Jacobson Park at 4075 Old Richmond Road is stirring up community debate as it heads for its first reading at the Urban County Council meeting on September 14. The developer, Anderson Communities, Inc., seeks to rezone the currently undeveloped land from Agricultural Rural (A-R) and Highway Service Business (B-3) to a Community Center (CC) zone.
Stop! It Is Illegal To Pick Up Rocks From Texas Parks – Texas State Park Rules You Didn't Know!
Exploring the scenic wonders of Texas State Parks is a popular pastime for nature enthusiasts. From picturesque landscapes to unique flora and fauna, these parks offer a visual treat for visitors. However, there's an intriguing question that often arises: Is it legal to take home items from Texas State Parks?
Dinosaur Track the Size of a Soccer Field Discovered in Alaska
In a groundbreaking discovery, scientists have uncovered a 70-million-year-old dinosaur track site in Alaska, spanning an area the size of a soccer field. This remarkable find, named "The Coliseum" by the researchers, has been described as "beautiful" and is now the largest single dinosaur track site in the state of Alaska.
Wilson 2043 Comprehensive Plan: Public Meetings
The Wilson North Carolina 2043 Comprehensive Plan is ready for review by the general public. The town wants to hear from the community and they have set dates for you to get the opportunity to do just that.
Tips and Tricks for Exploring Houston Without Breaking the Bank
The sprawling metropolis of Houston, Texas, nicknamed "Space City," is renowned for its contributions to the disciplines of energy, aerospace, and medical research. In addition to its robust professional landscape, Houston also offers a variety of cultural, gastronomic, and recreational opportunities. For visitors and locals alike, savoring the best of Houston does not require emptying your wallet. Here is how to make the most of this diverse city on a limited budget.
Feline Invasion: Cute Kitties Appearing in Montgomery County Parks and Private Yards
Questions arise regarding the pros and cons of accommodating cats in both public and private areas of Montgomery County. Montgomery County, Maryland, has recently experienced a feline phenomenon with cats popping up sporadically. Their cute and inquisitive nature has been witnessed in private properties and public gardens, eliciting varied reactions from residents. While some individuals welcome these furry buddies, others are uneasy about their environmental consequences and potential harm to the well-being of the cats. This composition delves into the appearance of felines in the abovementioned areas, the pros and cons of their presence, and the more significant implications for the surrounding populace.
History of Sloan’s Lake from amusement park to accidental irrigation
Located in Denver, Sloan's Lake is a beautiful 177-acre urban oasis. It's the city's largest lake, attracting locals and tourists. The limits are 29th Avenue to the North, 17th Avenue to the South, Federal Boulevard to East, and Sheridan Boulevard to the West. The picturesque lake is surrounded by lush greenery and a well-maintained path, perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. Sloan's Lake is a tranquil retreat that showcases Denver's natural beauty - but how it came to be is shocking.
South Bronx residents have new waterfront park to enjoy
PORT MORRIS—A new waterfront park is now open to the public along the Harlem River in the South Bronx. Located at the foot of the Third Avenue Bridge leading into Manhattan, the new waterfront park is part of the Bankside luxury development that is gentrifying the neighborhood but thanks to provisions within the Special Harlem River Waterfront Rezoning, any development within the rezoned area must provide a Shore Public Walkway.