Edina Parks & Recreation to begin spring and summer activity registration | Free

Online registration for the city of Edina’s spring and summer parks and recreation activities begins noon Wednesday, Feb. 17, at edinamn.maxgalaxy.net for Edina residents.

Registration for those who live outside Edina begins noon Wednesday, Feb. 24.

The Spring/Summer Activities Directory, which is being mailed to Edina homes, contains listings grouped by type of activity to help people quickly locate what they are interested in. This guide will be in mailboxes

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Washington State Parks Commission will meet on Navy training


Students from a Navy SEAL class carry an inflatable boat toward the surf during a training exercise in San Diego in 2010. The Navy is proposing expanding such training in Western Washington, including to sites in Pierce County.


The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will hold another special meeting about the U.S. Navy’s request to use some of the state’s parks for special operations training.


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Carthage parks surveys mailed to random residents | Local News

CARTHAGE, Mo. — Carthage residents have the opportunity to give their opinions and make suggestions as to what they would like to see in local parks as the city prepares a parks and recreation master plan to guide development for the next 10 years and beyond.

Surveys were mailed out to hundreds of Carthage households, and the general public can take that same survey online at http://carthagesurvey.org.

Parks Director Mark

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Navy gets approval for SEALS training in some state parks

Training for Navy SEALs in state parks was approved by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission in a 4-3 vote last week.

The approval amended the Navy’s proposal, reducing available parks for training from 28 to 16. Four of the parks among consideration for use are on the Twin Harbors.

During the meeting, staff introduced an amendment to their recommendations that added more stringent criteria for consideration, and the

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Navy given OK to train in some Washington state parks

SEATTLE – A state commission has approved the Navy’s use of up to 17 Washington state parks for after-dark stealth training of SEAL teams.

The 4-3 vote approves the training over the next five years.

The Navy had sought to use up to 28 state parks for up to 48 hours at a stretch to enable special operation SEAL teams to make shoreline landings, then conduct surveillance of other military

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La Jolla Parks & Beaches forms working group to address impacts of reservoir project

Members of La Jolla Parks & Beaches and other local community groups are teaming up to make suggestions to the city of San Diego to help reduce environmental impacts at La Jolla Heights Natural Park associated with the La Jolla View Reservoir replacement project.

“We want to form a working group with LJP&B members to focus on the impacts to the trail and biological resources of the La Jolla View

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10 fun things to do at Butler County parks and beyond this winter

Where: Harbin Park, 1300 Hunter Road, Fairfield

When: Saturday, 6:30-7:30- p.m. and 7:45-8:45 p.m.

Cost: Free

More Info: 513-867-5835 or reservations.yourmetroparks.net/programs

Story Walk at California Woods

This self-guided tour blends fact and fiction. Read “Over and Under the Snow,” an adventure story about a father and daughter cross-country skiing in the woods, as you yourself walk the Ridge Loop Trail, a .6 mile, lightly traveled loop full of wildlife.


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Washington state parks commission approves scaled-back proposal for Navy SEALs training

A state commission has approved the Navy’s use of up to 17 Washington state parks for after-dark stealth training of SEAL teams.

The 4-3 vote approves the training over the next five years.

The Navy had sought to use up to 28 state parks for up to 48 hours at a stretch to enable special operation SEAL teams to make shoreline landings, then conduct surveillance of other military personnel dressed

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Stealth Navy SEAL training in 28 Washington state parks? Vote on expanded access is coming this week

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission this week is expected to decide the fate of a Navy proposal to use up to 28 state coastal parks to help train special operations SEALs on how to be undetectable.

The Navy held a five-year permit to use five state parks that expired in 2020, and the state commission is scheduled to vote Thursday on whether to approve a five-year permit for

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13 celebrities you forgot guest-starred on ‘Parks and Recreation’

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President Joe Biden appeared on “Parks and Rec.” David Giesbrecht/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images

When “Parks and Recreation” ended, the workplace comedy joined the hall of TV fame alongside other binge-worthy comedies such as “The Office,” “Arrested Development,” and “30 Rock.”

The show boasted a talented main cast of actors and also featured numerous celebrities and public figures in guest-starring roles.

Read on for a list

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Pamplin Media Group – Unified approach to our local parks

Prineville is definitely growing, and we need to be prepared for what comes next

I don’t know about you, but I like to keep an eye on the real estate market. I’m always intrigued by what’s for sale, how much it costs, and what’s being built. Have you noticed how expensive houses in Prineville have become? As I click around on various listings, most of them have a pending notice

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Maine State Parks shatter visitor records for 2020

Despite a pandemic, limitations, and a shorter season, park attendance topped 3 million visitors in 2020.

MAINE, USA — Even with delayed openings and capacity and out-of-state travel limitations due to Covid-19, more than 3 million people visited Maine’s state parks last year.

The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF) says 2020 broke all records for recreation visits. 

In all, 3,067,112 people visited Maine State Parks in 2020. 

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State officials unveil plan to remediate Liberty State Park’s 234-acre interior

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection unveiled its plans to remediate the contaminated interior of Liberty State Park, 234 acres of parkland that has been long fenced off from the public.

David Haymes, director of the DEP’s Division of Enforcement, Technical and Financial Support, said during a public meeting Thursday that the state plans to cap the entire interior of the park with at least 1 foot of clean

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Parks publishes design guidelines to encourage local communities to protect the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail | Local Announcements

ALBANY — The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) has published guidelines for local land use planning officials to help protect the historic integrity of remnants of an early 19th aqueduct that once supplied New York City drinking water.

The Community Design Guidelines to Support Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park provides recommendations to elected officials, staff, and land use and architectural review boards that

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La Jolla Community Planning Association approves suggested revisions to San Diego parks master plan

When the San Diego City Council took on the proposed Complete Communities initiative during its last meeting of 2020 (which also was the last meeting for five council members), most of it was approved, save for the parks master plan. Complete Communities has four components: the parks plan, a mobility choices initiative, a housing solutions plan and facilities financing.

Before the reconstituted council hears the parks master plan sometime this

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Fayetteville parks board opts for fee over park land for subdivision

story.lead_photo.captionLocation markers are visible Monday in the parking lot at Gulley Park near Township Street in Fayetteville. The parking lot will double in size to accommodate a total of 68 lighted parking spaces, and a wet garden area will be created, which will serve to hold and filter stormwater before it enters Niokaska Creek. The project is expected to be completed in spring. Check out nwaonline.com/210105Daily/ and nwadg.com/photos for a
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Gateway parks builds tubing hill bigger than ever at Eagle Island State Park

EAGLE, Idaho — The tubing hill at Eagle Island State Park is bigger and better than ever as Gateway Parks took advantage of an early cold spell to make a mountain out of snow.

“We were able to open on Thanksgiving Day,” said Ryan Neptune of Gateway Parks. “We have made more snow than we made the last two seasons combined this year.”

The tubing hill gives families easy access

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Rosa Parks Circle ice rink to open Friday with health and safety protocols in place

This year, instead of arriving on a first-come/first-serve basis, skaters must reserve one-hour blocks of time.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids will once again transform into an ice rink for the winter season.  

The City announced Monday that the rink will open Dec. 18 and will remain open through Feb. 21, weather permitting. Admission to the rink will be $2, with skate rental included.

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Marietta looks to improve, expand 3 parks | Regional

When: Marietta Borough Council meeting, Dec. 8.

What happened: Marietta Borough Council approved a comprehensive master plan for three parks. Penncast Tot Lot, Front Street Park and Chestnut Street Park will be improved and expanded upon in the coming year. The president of YSM Landscape Architects, Ann Yost, is the leading planning consultant for this project.

Improvements: Penncast will continue to serve young children with added playground space

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