Parks News

Comment on the draft parks plan via video

In addition to the usual methods of hearing responses from residents across the region, we invite you to comment via short videos about our draft parks update.

Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Grants help grow metro parks and trails

The investment reflects the region’s commitment to preserve natural resources, and encourage the use of regional parks among residents of all ages, incomes, races, and ethnicities.

Date: Thursday, August 13, 2020

Regional park visits reach new high in 2019

Visits to regional parks and trails continued to trend upward in 2019, climbing to an estimated 63.3 million visits. The estimate is the highest on record and represents a 6.3% increase over 2018.

Date: Monday, July 6, 2020

Engaging community is focus of parks equity planning

A new equity analysis is required for park agencies to show how they engaged the public in developing park and trail master plans, or amending those plans, and the outcomes of the engagement.

Date: Thursday, March 12, 2020

Castles and owls and sledding, oh my!

Regional parks offer fun winter options for every age and interest, from Ice Castles to the Art Shanty Project to cross-country skiing, sledding, skating, and much more.

Date: Monday, December 23, 2019

Parks study to focus on youth

Youth-serving nonprofit organizations are invited to apply to collaborate on the project and will be compensated for their work.

Date: Monday, August 19, 2019

Travel on butterfly wings to a regional park

Buses and trains aren’t just for getting to work, or the doctor, or a professional sports game. Several Metro Transit routes go to regional parks.

Date: Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Visits to regional parks hit all-time high

Regional parks in the metro area got nearly 60 million visits in 2018, an increase of 2.6 percent over the previous year and the most visits of any year on record.

Date: Friday, June 14, 2019
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