BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Parks and Recreation (NDPRD) and the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (NDDPI) are thrilled to announce a partnership designed to expand, enhance and support learning opportunities in outdoors for all public, private, and home-schooled students in North Dakota. September 2024. This partnershipRead More →

ALBANY — Governor Kathy Hochul announced the addition of nearly 1,200 acres to three state parks in the Hudson Valley, expanding New York State’s open space protection and ensuring the conservation of large blocks of contiguous forest land. The new park includes 946 acres at Hudson Highlands State Park PreserveRead More →

Every few years, the West Virginia legislature attempts to privatize state parks, officials say. This year, that attempt can be veiled in Senate Bill 485 – a complex bill that extends private leases from 25 to 50 years, removes all legislative scrutiny, as well as any restrictions on types ofRead More →

(The Florida State Parks Foundation issued the following press release today.) TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State Parks Foundation today announced a new collaboration with Duke Energy Florida and the Duke Energy Foundation that will fund three parks projects totaling $150,000. “We are thrilled to partner with Duke Energy andRead More →

Groups can embark on water excursions, nature hikes and garden tours. Boasting a diverse topography and natural wonders, Wisconsin offers plenty of outdoor activities for an outdoor adventure. The state’s varied environments include Lake Michigan’s expansive coastline, kettle moraine landscapes along the Mississippi River, and lush forests interspersed with streamsRead More →

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – Residents and visitors to the Bay Area are encouraged to enjoy the wonders of the outdoors on New Years Day at California State Parks, some of which participate in a national event called First Day Hikes. The organizers encourage people to enjoy the treasures ofRead More →

Montana state parks saw an increase in visitation for the second year in a row with more than 2.9 million visitors crossing public lands between January and September. While the number of visitors could be 2% lower than last year, the figure represents an increase of 27.1% from 2019. AfterRead More →

The 1,050-acre Unicoi State Park & ​​Lodge is located in Helen, Georgia, a Bavarian-influenced town best known for the stunning Anna Ruby Falls and celebrations of German culture throughout. year round. Unicoi is an adventure lodge, which means it has plenty of outdoor offerings in the Appalachian foothills. You doRead More →

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) – We’ve shown you the issues facing Mississippi state parks. We also showed you how a neighboring state, Arkansas, solved its state park issues and is now thriving, even attracting campers from Mississippi. We are continuing our 3 On Your Side investigation by examining the actions takenRead More →

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler announced Thursday the closure of all outdoor spaces in the city like parks, including wooded areas. The closure remains in effect until September 24, unless otherwise modified. Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District closed all outdoor spaces until Monday, September 14. This includes parks, trails andRead More →