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Are Your Residents Within a 10-Minute Walk to a Park?

At 10:10 a.m. on October 10, 134 of the nation’s most influential mayors joined The Trust for Public Land, National Recreation and Park Association, and Urban Land Institute in launching an historic “10-minute walk” parks advocacy campaign, establishing the ambitious goal that all Americans should live within a 10-minute walk (or a half-mile) of a

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Transportation Funding Needed for National Park Service

The National Park Service manages nearly 10,000 miles of roadways — 1,100 miles of which are major parkways. George Washington Parkway 04 2012 1403 by Mariordo (Mario Roberto Duran Ortiz) – Own work. Licensed under Creative Commons. If the mention of transportation for national parks leads you to conjure images of dirt roads and unpaved

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National Parks as Urban Economic Engines

Most Americans do not associate our beloved national parks with cities. In fact, urban areas are home to some of our greatest national assets. Parks such as Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Golden Gate National Recreation Area in San Francisco, and the Statue of Liberty in New York City provide essential connections to our collective history,

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