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2014-05-29 00:20:34

Minneapolis retains title as nation's best park system; Fresno repeats last place finish SAN FRANCISCO, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Minneapolis took top honors on The Trust for Public Land's 3(rd) annual ParkScore® index, earning a perfect "5-park bench" rating from the nonprofit organization. Minneapolis remains the only city park system to earn the coveted "5 bench" score. New York, Boston, Portland, and San Francisco rounded out the top five. This year, Denver made...

2014-03-26 08:23:48

SAN FRANCISCO, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Park directors and advocates hailed the latest report on city parks released Wednesday by The Trust for Public Land, a leading national non-profit in creating urban parks across the country. The 2014 City Parks Facts report, now available at www.tpl.org/cityparkfacts, is the nation's most complete compilation of data about urban parks in the nation's largest 100 cities. It is created by The Trust for Public Land's Center for City Park...

2012-05-21 23:00:51

As a new study finds nearly half of children under five don´t have one outdoor play opportunity per day, a growing number of parks and preschools are choosing synthetic grass for their playgrounds to allow more opportunities for kids to be active. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) May 21, 2012 While the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children under five play outside as much as possible, an April 2012 study led by Seattle Children's Research Institute found that nearly half of U. S....

2011-05-23 00:00:27

Keystone Gardens is reaching out to the Urban Areas of Philadelphia to help beautify their outdoor living space! Wayne, Pa (PRWEB) May 22, 2011 Keystone Gardens the Main Line's highly respected Landscape Design and Landscaping Company is on a mission from Mother Nature! With over 80 parks Philadelphia has the largest urban park system in the nation! Fairmount Park is the world's largest landscaped urban park. Keystone Gardens is on a mission to take that further! They will bring that...


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