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In 2017 Planeta.com spotlights our favorite city parks around the world. Details

Background: What we love
City parks are used for physical activity, competitive games and gentle strolls. City parks are safe havens for children in which to play and explore the natural world. Parks offer a respite from urban stress.

Benefits

  • Place for physical exercise
  • Public health
  • Psychological well-being
  • Environmental education
  • Pollution absorption
  • Wildlife protection
  • Street noise buffering
  • Building community

2017 City Spotlight

april-may
https://twitter.com/wuparks/status/847515527341903874


March 6 Heart of the City in Calgary

planeta
http://planeta.com/1703parkbark

‪⚡️ “City Parks This Week” ‬
https://twitter.com/i/moments/838226313743720448

World Parks Week
https://twitter.com/wuparks/status/854691815785738240


City Parks on Flickr

City Parks (400+ members) is a popular group on Flickr. More than 5,000 photos have been contributed by members around the world. These parks play a critical environmental role and define the character of a town or city. Thanks for showing us the public places you've visited and where you live. Bonus points for photos with the attribution-sharealike license.

What we're looking for in this group

Cycling in city parks
Gardens
Paths
Plants and nurseries
Recreational equipment
Signage
Trees
You (!) enjoying a city park

Questions

What are your favorite city parks? = ¿Cuáles son tus parques urbanos favoritos?


Google+

City Parks

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rss

City Parks Pool
city park - Google News

YouTube


Photos


Ron
City Park in Quito, Ecuador

Editing

Tourism and Parks
Urban Ecotourism

Wiki

responsible tourism in cities
city
flickr groups
gardens
parks
photography

More Flickr

city parks gallery
world parks group
Urban Nature
Desire Paths
barton springs

Twitter

@CentParklands
@FortWayneParks
@ChicagoParks
@Zilker_Park
@Barton_Springs
@sandiegoparks
@NYCParks
@CentralParkNYC
@FortWayneParks
@SeattleParks
@WUParks
@LondonNPC
@CityParksAll
@Stuff_by_Craig
@hphpcentral
@wuparks
@Park_People
@CalgaryParks
@cityparksall
@Adrian_Benepe
@buteparkcardiff
@parcbute
@ParkdaleWalking
@Parksify
@tpl_org
@jaketobin
@playandparks
@westmidsparks
@RBCparklife
@CWparkman

Headlines

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/09/better-than-nature/492716

Planeta.com

http://planeta.com/1702sparkingchange

Links

http://ronmader.wordpress.com/2009/09/20/cityparks
http://groupspaces.com/FringeTravel/item/85929

Elsewhere on the Web

http://www.cityparksalliance.org
http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2014-08-20/smart-cities-build-parks
Henderson -
http://www.cityofhenderson.com/parks-and-recreation/home
Austin -
https://austintexas.gov/department/parks-and-recreation
https://twitter.com/austincityparks

https://parksify.com - https://twitter.com/Parksify


Buzzword Bingo

Arboretum - City - Education - Exercise - Health - Nature - Parks - Recreation - Signage - Trees - Urban - Wayfinding

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