Phoenix to close parking lots at parks for weekend; Ducey slams city

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Gov. Doug Ducey created a video in response to the Phoenix City Council closing public parks for Easter weekend and urges residents to celebrate outside.

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Gov. Doug Ducey has demanded that Phoenix open public park amenities for the Easter weekend after the Phoenix City Council voted last month to prohibit grilling and close parking lots to prevent crowding.

In a letter to Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego

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Reservations required at national parks campsites

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The Four Guardsmen in Sequoia National Park on Monday, July 6, 2020. Campground spaces in Lodgepole, Potwisha, Azalea, Buckeye Flat and Sentinel campgrounds are available by reservation only for the rest of this year. (Photo: Ron Holman, Ron Holman)

For the 2021 summer season, campgrounds in Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks will require reservations through www.recreation.gov, which can be made up to one month in advance.

The reservation

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How to celebrate Easter 2021 in El Paso: Parades, open parks, brunch

Maria Cortes Gonzalez, El Paso Times
Published 12:31 p.m. MT March 31, 2021

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A Georgetown goat named “Dog” is a finalist for Cadbury’s Easter bunny commercial. But the Nigerian dwarf goat is more than just a family pet.

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Easter weekend is typically when Christian families celebrate Jesus Christ’s resurrection and then plan time to spend with family. They may enjoy Easter egg hunts, having picnics or go 

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Idaho’s new Parks and Rec online registration system explained | Local News

You may have noticed recently that Idaho Parks and Recreation has a new online registration system. You may have also noticed that it is somewhat confusing. The News-Examiner has spoken with Andy Stokes, Park Ranger for Bear Lake State Parks, regarding this situation and he has clarified some logistics of the site.

To begin with, he wants everyone to know that the online registration system is a work in progress

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Idaho’s new Parks and Rec online registration system | News-Examiner

You may have noticed recently that Idaho Parks and Recreation has a new online registration system. You may have also noticed that it is somewhat confusing. The News-Examiner has spoken with Andy Stokes, Park Ranger for Bear Lake State Parks, regarding this situation and he has clarified some logistics of the site.

To begin with, he wants everyone to know that the online registration system is a work in progress

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Proposed Greenway trail in sync with county plans to put parks near residential areas

Supporters pushing for a Santa Maria Creek Greenway trail are optimistic their plans will align with the county Board of Supervisors’ new goals to locate urban county parks within walking distance of homes.

Ramona Trails Association President Glen Morgan said he and Greenway advocates John Degenfelder and Don Wendt, who are also RTA members, discussed the supervisors’ new direction during a March 15 trails meeting at Dos Picos County Park.

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Vigo Parks Board OKs funds for water line work, approves changes to camping policies

Mar. 23—The Vigo County Parks and Recreation Board on Monday approved up to $152,237 for installation of new water lines in Fowler and Prairie Creek parks.

However, Adam Grossman, superintendent of the Vigo County Parks and Recreation Department, told the parks board the department may not spend that much. Instead, he said because of cost overruns for new water lines at Hawthorn Park, it may have to make cuts in

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Tulsans have until end of month to complete online parks master plan survey | Politics



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Tulsa’s master plan for parks was last updated more than a decade ago, but input from residents is now being sought for a new outlook. Here, John Dawson sits at Centennial Park last fall.




Tulsans who would like to participate in the city’s Parks and Recreation master plan survey are running out of time.

The survey is available online through March 31 at tulsaparksurvey.org. The master

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Phoenix-area public parks and buildings have reopened

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Fans wear face masks as they watch a spring training baseball game between the Kansas City Royals and the Texas Rangers on Feb. 28, 2021, in Surprise. (Photo: Charlie Riedel/AP)

It’s been more than a year since the first COVID-19 restrictions were enacted. But with more than 1 million vaccinated Arizonans — and a lower number of new COVID-19 cases reported in the state — cities are reopening their

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South Carolina setting fires at state parks to clear debris

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina officials say they are setting fires at about a dozen state parks to reduce the possibility of out-of-control wildfires in the future.

The prescribed burns started earlier this month and will go through the end of spring, the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism said in a statement.

The fires get rid of highly flammable forest debris that can burn easily in a wildfire.

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Parks and Rec activities guide for spring and summer available online | News

The semi-annual Yuma Parks and Recreation activities guide, covering events through the spring and summer, is now available online. Program registration for city residents begins March 22, followed by registration for all starting March 29.

As with the guide issued last autumn, this season’s guide will remain available exclusively in digital format to allow for updates and changes as needed. Access it at https://tinyurl.com/4afxwk69 or through the Parks and Recreation

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Treat yo’ self: Penn State professor uses ‘Parks and Recreation’ references to teach economics | University Park Campus News

For Penn State professor Jadrian Wooten, the popular TV show “Parks and Recreation” is more than a funny show — it’s a tool he uses to educate students.

Wooten, an associate teaching professor of economics, uses popular culture and TV references in his classes to teach his students, which has in turn inspired some to pursue economics.

He said “Parks and Recreation,” his favorite TV show, was ending while he

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Spring Events from the Wayne Parks and Recreation Department

WAYNE, NJ – There are less than two weeks until the official start of spring.  The “dark winter” of COVID is coming to an end and the new beginning of a new spring is coming soon to a Township near you. 

The Wayne Parks and Recreation Department have had their hands tied during the winter with all the pandemic restrictions in place. But, with warmer weather, outdoor activities can happen.

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PARKS VOTE NEARS: Port Arthur leaders talk potential; virtual town hall planned – Port Arthur News

Should a ballot proposition reallocating sales tax to improve two of the city’s parks be approved by voters in May, Adams Park would become a multi-use entity.

The park, which is in the 3400 to 3600 blocks of 61st Street, already tout sports and event seating, competition level fields, walking tracks, soccer fields, cricket fields and lighting, Port Arthur Parks and Recreation Director Chandra Alpough said.

In addition, the

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Indy parks receive $45 million in upgrades

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A proposal for a private-public partnership to build a health clinic in a new family center at Broad Ripple Park in Indianapolis is meeting with opposition. Here’s why.

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Four Indianapolis parks will receive $45 million in upgrades through an increase in property taxes being considered by the City-County Council.

City officials say the difference in actual tax bills will be negligible because another tax is coming off the

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Lamar University leaders talk upcoming Port Arthur virtual parks town hall: “We are very excited” – Port Arthur News

An upcoming, virtual town hall meeting co-sponsored by Port Arthur Newsmedia and Lamar University aims to educate the city’s voters about the upcoming Port Arthur parks proposition election.

The online event is slated to run from 3 to 4 p.m. March 10 and can be viewed live on the newspaper’s and university’s Facebook and YouTube pages. It focuses on a Port Arthur election proposal giving voters the chance to reallocate

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PARKS VOTE NEARS: City leaders talk potential; virtual town hall planned – Port Arthur News

Should a ballot proposition reallocating sales tax to improve two of the city’s parks be approved by voters in May, Adams Park would become a multi-use entity.

The park, which is in the 3400 to 3600 blocks of 61st Street, already tout sports and event seating, competition level fields, walking tracks, soccer fields, cricket fields and lighting, Port Arthur Parks and Recreation Director Chandra Alpough said.

In addition, the

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NM State Parks director retiring after a career of firsts

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Anti-Putin Campaigners: It’s Time to Sanction the Large Adult Sons of Oligarchs and Cronies

ATTILA KISBENEDEKBack when he was still running Russia’s FSB, Nikolai Patrushev, a longtime Putin crony who now heads the Russian Security Council, famously referred to himself and his colleagues as representatives of the “new nobility.”Nepotism is now breeding a new generation of Russian “nobles,” who are poised to take over the Kremlin upon

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Harford County to reopen parks and rec facilities, offices to the public on March 1

Feb. 25—Harford County indoor parks and recreation facilities and government buildings will reopen to the public on March 1, the county government announced Thursday.

The county will continue offering distanced services like its drop boxes and online tools after facilities reopen Monday, spokesperson Cindy Mumby said. While walk-ins are accepted, she encouraged anyone who plans to visit county offices in-person to schedule an appointment to give adequate space to others

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Lakeville Parks and Recreation programs set | Free

Following are programs organized by the city of Lakeville Parks and Recreation Department. Register at webtrac.lakevillemn.gov or call 952-985-4600.

Guided Adult Adventure Snowshoe Hike

Join EcoElsa on Saturday, Feb. 20, from 9 a.m.-noon at Ritter Farm Park, 19300 Ritter Trail. This class starts where the beginner class left off with an even longer hike allowing participants to practice different snowshoe steps and skills. Explore Ritter Farm Park never before with

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