Mile of Glen Canyon walls covered in graffiti, park says


Glen Canyon National Recreation Area rangers removed 800 square feet of graffiti from sandstone canyon walls. It covered a mile within the park, officials say.

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

A mile of canyon walls was damaged by graffiti in an Arizona national recreation area, officials said.

Rangers at Glen Canyon found and removed about 800 square feet of graffiti from sandstone canyon walls, park officials said Tuesday on Facebook.

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How have Penn State students adjusted to the start of in-person classes for spring 2021? | University Park Campus News

As the first week of in-person classes comes to a close, many Penn State students continue to figure out a routine that will last them through the spring semester.

Some students, like Sam Biederwolf, said the atmosphere started to feel “more normal” than during the remote period since students arrived on campus this week.

“It felt so empty until now,” Biederwolf (sophomore-biomedical engineering) said. “I feel like I’m finally back

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Douglas parents raising money to build playground at Schultz Park, Beery Field

Carolyn Muyskens
| The Holland Sentinel

DOUGLAS — A group of parents in Douglas are ramping up fundraising efforts to buy playground equipment for Schultz Park and Beery Field, in the hopes of installing the first pieces this summer. 

The group aims to raise about $320,000 in total for new, accessibly designed play structures for different age groups at the two parks, from a tot lot for toddlers at Beery

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COVID-19 puts Amache camp’s national park pursuit in limbo

DENVER (AP) — At first, the trip unfolded as just an academic tracing of family history.

John Tonai had for years heard the stories from his father, Minoru, about the Amache internment camp in southeastern Colorado, where the U.S. government transported thousands of Japanese Americans from California and held them behind barbed wire and guard posts for three years during World War II. The family lore became a constant soundtrack … Read More

Michigan State Park campgrounds expecting record year, campers should reserve sites early

Reservations for campsites in the Michigan State Parks can be made six-months before the planned arrival date.

MUSKEGON COUNTY, Mich. — Camping sites in the Michigan State Park system can be reserved six-months in advance of a planned arrival date. That means many of the most popular state park campgrounds are already filling up for holidays like Memorial Day and Fourth of July.

For that reason DNR Chief of the

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Bruce Springsteen’s DWI charge at Jersey Shore park reportedly resulted from tequila shot with fans

UPDATE: Springsteen took shot of tequila, was ‘swaying’ and ‘glassy eyed’ in DWI arrest, court records say

A day after news broke that rock legend Bruce Springsteen had been charged with drunken driving at the Jersey Shore last fall, separate sourced reports have emerged that he was ticketed after taking a shot with fans while he sat on his motorcycle at Sandy Hook and that his blood alcohol level

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Petition growing to keep Portsmouth skate park in current neighborhood

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — The future of a Portsmouth skate park hangs in the balance. 

The city Planning Commission wants to build a new fire station where the skate park is currently located off George Washington Highway, but where the park will move to remains unclear.

A petition is growing online and the issue was on the agenda at Tuesday’s City Council meeting.

Council members voted to table the Planning

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Replay Lincoln Park Invites Schitt’s Creek Fans To The “Schitt Happens” Pop-Up

We’re trying very hard not to connect with people right now…Replay Lincoln Park, 2833 N. Sheffield Avenue, is bringing their latest pop-up installment from Schitt’s Creek to Chicago with the announcement of Schitt Happens.

Opening to the public this Friday, February 12 and running through April 1, the bar’s newest experience will allow fans of the show to relive some of the best and funniest moments bv offering a selection

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Stakeholders excited after DEP unveils ecological restoration plans for Liberty State Park interior

Stakeholders are excited about the state Department of Environmental Protection’s plan for the ecological restoration of the Liberty State Park interior.

During a virtual public meeting Thursday, the DEP unveiled a proposal to restore the vegetation and bring back multiple species native to the tidal wetlands, non-tidal wetlands, and uplands that are being added to the 234-acre interior.

DEP Deputy Commissioner Olivia Glenn said she wants “more than anything for

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Don’t let park improvements displace us

CONCORD — Longtime residents near Ellis Lake Park who say they’ve worked years to see the park improved for years now want to make sure they can afford to enjoy the results of their efforts.

The city recently applied for $6.7 million in state funding would beautify the 10-acre park, located in the city’s Monument Boulevard corridor, a part of Concord densely populated by mostly Latinx residents and businesses.


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Here’s how national park reservations have changed since the pandemic

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National parks have been a respite for United States travelers this year. As dozens of international borders remain closed and as cases continue to skyrocket, road trips and outdoor destinations have been the name of the game.


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St. Charles County ‘Date Night in the Park’ events are only $2

DEFIANCE, Mo. – The St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department is putting together a unique opportunity for couples to have a romantic evening outdoors. “Date Night in the Park” features two hours of food, fun, and a roaring fire.

They say it will make you fall in love with the outdoors. But, the best thing about it may be the price. All of the ambiance is only $2.


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Vaccinating smokers put too many people on line with seniors; Active rec in Liberty State Park mustn’t harm restoration; Topsy-turvy world in Jersey City politics | Letters

State must rethink vax plan

I have read with great interest the opinion piece in The Jersey Journal (“Vaccine rollout a massive failure for seniors”; Jan. 29) and agree with everything written in the article. It was spot on, as were the letters by senior citizens relating the problems in securing an appointment for the vaccine, as I speak from experience. 

At the beginning, it was understood the seniors would

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Residents get peek at input on Joplin park projects | Local News

Updates for Ewert Park, safety needs in parks, and trails with added connectivity were the ideas that attracted the most support of Joplin residents in a study that has been conducted toward development of a 10-year master plan for the city park system.

“We have more projects than we can fund,” Paul Bloomberg, Joplin’s parks and recreation director, said at a Wednesday night meeting at which residents were able to

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Sports options expand at Wellfield Park in Ramona

New amenities at Wellfield Park are expanding the recreational opportunities in Ramona and providing COVID-friendly options to play solo.

Among the offerings are a tournament-level 15-lane horseshoe concourse, with three practice lanes outside and 12 inside a chain link fence, and a 9-basket disc golf course that opened Jan. 15. Both are accessible off Elm Street, with the first tee of disc golf located near the horseshoe pits.

The 166-acre

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State offers glimpse at potential active recreation amenities in Liberty State Park

As many as 50 acres of Liberty State Park’s contaminated interior could be transformed into soccer fields and other active recreation amenities in the coming years, the state Department of Environmental Protection announced Thursday.

DEP Deputy Commissioner Olivia Glenn hosted a virtual public meeting Thursday night and provided park advocates and local residents with several potential scenarios that could bring active recreation to the waterfront state park that has long

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A cool piece of art: Minnesotans flock to Mpls. park in search of frozen cave man sculpture

By Sharon Yoo | KARE 11

Spend enough time out in nature and you just might stumble onto something incredulous — like a cave man frozen in time, standing by a trail at Theodore Wirth Regional Park in Minneapolis.

“Every person we’ve talked to, they said they came to the park to specifically find this piece,” artist Zach Schumack told KARE 11. 

“It’s Wirth park, which is our neighborhood park,

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Finding Zug Zug: Sculpture hidden in park brings joy and wonder to Minneapolis residents

The artist behind the sculpture says he did it so we can all have something positive to talk about in 2021.

MINNEAPOLIS — Spend enough time out in nature and you just might stumble onto something incredulous.

Like a caveman frozen in time, standing by a trail at Theo Wirth.

“Every person we’ve talked to, they said they came to the park to specifically find this piece,” artist Zach Schumack

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People Living With Disabilities Want a Broader Park Experience

Alvaro Silberstein of Chile has lived most of his life in a wheelchair—and is still an avid outdoor adventurer. He cofounded the accessible-tourism company Wheel the World, which recently won a Lonely Planet 2020 Best in Travel award in the category of inclusivity. Silberstein has experienced national parks across the globe and supports the United States park system, saying the US offers some of the most accessible parks he’s visited

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How Fair Park in South Dallas was chosen as mega site for COVID-19 vaccine

The plan to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to as many as 2,000 people a day at Fair Park next week began with a text message.

Dallas City Council member Paula Blackmon said she was watching the Netflix show Bridgerton around 8 p.m. Monday when Justin Henry, president of the Dallas ISD board of trustees, wished her a happy New Year and asked a question.

“Who selects these locations?” the text

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