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2012-02-21 09:03:00

Outcome from Roundtable of Experts Identifies Solutions, Need for More Research ASHBURN, Va., Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and the Urban Institute announce the availability of a new report, "Financing the Future: The Critical Role of Parks in Urban and Metropolitan Infrastructure." The report, written by noted author and urban planner William Fulton, analyzes discussion from a recent roundtable of national experts...

2011-12-13 08:00:00

Are Designed to Dampen Shock and Vibration New Hyde Park, NY (PRWEB) December 13, 2011 A new series of bell-shaped rubber mountings from Advanced Antivibration Components - AAC are designed to dampen shock and vibration for loads up to 887 kgf (1956 lbf). Identified as the V12Z55M... Series, they are made from a combination of natural rubber and styrene-butadiene rubber compound to offer excellent pliability and elasticity. Of the 12 isolators in the series, two have a four-hole mounting...

2011-12-08 08:01:00

120 new parks opened last year, but overall parks employment dropping WASHINGTON, Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Trust for Public Land has released its most recent data on city park systems from across the country, showing that the 100 largest cities added more than 120 parks in the past year. "Urban parks are more important than ever as cities grow larger and denser," said Will Rogers, The Trust for Public Land's President. "Though budgets are tight everywhere, urban...

2011-12-07 18:16:00

Dr. Shawn Garber of New Hyde Park, NY, has been ranked among the top physicians in the nation based on patient reviews. NEW HYDE PARK, N.Y., Dec. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A select few physicians were honored with the prestigious 2011 Patients' Choice Award, and this year they include Dr. Shawn Garber. (Photo: <font size="2" face="Arial">http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111207/DC18905</font>) Only doctors who have received top scores by their patients and...

2011-12-06 09:20:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Planned repairs to the inflatable dam on the Susquehanna River will shorten the 2012 boating season at Shikellamy State Park, Sunbury, Northumberland County, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) said today. The repair work on the Adam T. Bower Memorial Inflatable Dam is timed to take advantage of favorable weather and river-flow conditions as DCNR embarks on major construction at the 2,100 foot-long dam forming...

2011-09-14 08:00:00

Meritex announced six new leases totaling 224,000 square feet of space at the underground Meritex Lenexa Executive Park. Couple this with the leases from the spring, and Meritex has leased a total of 371,120 square feet through the first six months of 2011. Lenexa, KS (PRWEB) September 14, 2011 Meritex announced six new leases totaling 224,000 square feet of space at the underground Meritex Lenexa Executive Park. Couple this with the leases from the spring, and Meritex has leased a total of...

2011-09-07 14:05:14

Parental safety concerns may prevent children from getting good exercise, according to a new North Carolina State University study that examined how families use neighborhood parks. Results from the study suggest that children who were monitored too closely by hovering “helicopter” parents were less likely to engage in higher levels of physical activity. “It´s a catch-22 for today´s parents, unfortunately. Many parents are worried about the safety of their...

2011-06-23 00:00:30

Yosemite Conservancy to Fund Wetlands Restoration and Improved Visitor Access at Spectacular High Country Lake in Yosemite National Park Yosemite National Park, CA (PRWEB) June 22, 2011 The first phase of a major makeover at Tenaya Lake, one of Yosemite National Park's most popular summer destinations, will restore wetlands and improve beach access with funding by Yosemite Conservancy. "Tenaya Lake is a jewel of the park's high country," said Mike Tollefson, president, Yosemite Conservancy....

2011-06-03 09:56:00

CEDAR PARK, Texas, June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Physiotherapy Associates, the nation's foremost provider of outpatient rehabilitation services, recently opened a new physical therapy clinic in Cedar Park, TX. The Strickland Physical Therapy Associates clinic offers a comprehensive range of physical therapy services, including: manual therapy, foot and ankle, neck and back, and sports medicine. Clinic Director Michael Gall, PT, ATC, is a graduate of The Ohio State University and has been...

2011-05-16 12:25:00

CHICAGO, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting Thursday, more Verizon Wireless customers across Northwest Indiana and the greater Chicago area will be able to surf the web, download files and share music and photos up to 10 times faster than before with Verizon Wireless' 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network. The expanded network coverage launches on May 19 and will be available to more customers north to the Illinois-Wisconsin state line, as well as customers east to Portage, Ind., south...


Latest Park Reference Libraries

Yellowstone National Park
2013-04-17 13:14:01

Yellowstone National Park is located in the United States. The majority of the park is located in Wyoming, but there are smaller areas of the park in Idaho and Montana. It is thought that this area was the first to be established as a national park in the entire world. The area was home to Native Americans for about 11,000 years, but was not well known to Americans until the 1860’s, when the first organized explorations were conducted there. The Lewis and Clark Expedition in the 19th...

Glacier National Park (US)
2013-03-19 14:40:11

Glacier National Park is located in the American state of Montana, south of the Canadian borders of British Columbia and Alberta. The park contains one million acres of varying landscape with a wide range of plant and animal life. It holds two mountain ranges, over 130 discovered and named lakes, and 16,000 square miles of protected unspoiled ecosystem known as the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem. The history of human presence in the Glacier National Park area is thought to begin about...

Kobuk Valley National Park
2013-03-19 12:24:53

Kobuk Valley National Park is located in Alaska, 25 miles northwest of the Arctic Circle. The park contains 1,750,716 acres of protected land, of which 81,000 acres belong to the state and to native companies, and is one of the least visited national parks in America. It was first established as a national monument in 1978 by Jimmy Carter under the Antiquities Act, during which time the ANILCA bill was being proposed in Congress. Under this bill, which was signed by Carter in 1980, Kobuk...

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