Parks


New Greenway in Helena, Ala., to Connect with Trails in Nearby Town

Funding for a greenway project in Helena, Ala., recently approved by the town's city council, will feature a design that will eventually connect all of Helena's walking trails with each other and with those in the nearby city of Pelham....


Work on North Carolina's Damaged Hanging Rock Visitors Center Slowed by Problems

The Hanging Rock Visitors Center in Stokes County, N.C., won't reopen as expected, due to a series of problems that have slowed renovations to the water-damaged visitor center. The variety of issues have some folks questioning the integrity of the $25 million structure....


Utahraptor State Park Under Consideration at Cost of $25M

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) Arches National Park may soon have a new neighbor due to a new bill heading through the Utah legislature. "Utahraptor State Park," proposed by Rep. Steve Eliason (R-Sandy), would be a new recreational area in Moab and Utah's 44th state park, comprised of 6,500 acres including trails of every kind and campgrounds, the Spectrum newspaper reported....


Construction on Manhattan's First Public Beach to Begin This Spring

New Yorkers are one step closer to having their very own Manhattan beach. On Feb. 10, the Hudson River Park Trust announced that it would start construction on Gansevoort Peninsula this spring, between Gansevoort Street and Little West 12th Street, along the western edge of the Meatpacking District....


Work Ongoing at N.Y.'s Massena Intake Boat Launch, Park

Representatives from the upstate New York towns of Massena and Louisville, and village of Massena, received an on-site update of progress being made on improvements at the Massena Intake Boat Launch and Park on the St....


Little Rock, Ark., Gets $3M Grant to Build Part of Tri-Creek Greenway

The Central Arkansas transportation planning agency Metroplan has awarded Little Rock $3 million to build a large section of the 6-mi. Tri-Creek Greenway, a 12-ft.-wide off-street bicycle and pedestrian route that will connect city parks in the southwestern part of the city....


Uniquely Designed Park Arising from NYC's Hudson River

New York Harbor, where the mighty Hudson River empties into the Atlantic, is one of the largest natural harbors in the world. It is at the same time a highly engineered environment. Drawing on both these facets — the natural and the man-made — is Little Island, where a former industrial jetty is being transformed into a futuristic and idyllic public parkland, at a cost of $250 million....


Omaha Invests $300M to Transform Riverfront

In downtown Omaha, construction crews are busy both tearing down and building up as they work on a three-phase park project certain to transform the riverfront city. The parks are existing, but separate....


Construction Begins on Pedestrian Connector to Niagara Falls State Park

USA Niagara (USAN) Development Corp. and New York State Parks announced June 22 the start of construction on a new pedestrian entry into Niagara Falls State Park. Located in the city of Niagara Falls at 305 Buffalo Ave., on the corner with Third Street, the entry goes through a one-acre-plus vacant parcel purchased by USAN through the Buffalo Billion strategic land acquisition program....


Emerald City Eyes Park to Replace Alaskan Way Viaduct

One year ago, the iconic Alaskan Way Viaduct was permanently closed, but soon the area will be converted into a 20-acre park featuring an overlook wall and public space. The entire park is expected to open in 2024 with the first part of the project at Pier 62, which is expected to open this spring....






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