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10 Scenic National Park Drives

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As the fall weather turns colder, going for a drive can be a fun, comfortable way to see the countryside—and these ten park roads picked by NPCA staff offer plenty of opportunities to get out and explore along the way.

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Building (on) Bridges

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Planners in downtown Washington, D.C., are designing a unique urban park that will connect residents on either side of the Anacostia River by transforming an old road bridge into an innovative green space.

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A Double Threat to an American Icon

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Developers in Arizona have proposed two very bad ideas that could irreversibly impact the Grand Canyon. NPCA takes these two threats very seriously, but it’s too soon for public action—yet. Here’s why.

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Creating America's 402nd National Park

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Photo by Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives

Could Chicago’s Pullman neighborhood become America’s 402nd national park site? Show your support and find out how you can help make history.

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PARK ADVOCATE BLOG: LATEST NEWS

Trivia Challenge: The Snowiest Place on Earth

The snowiest place on earth.Q: One U.S. national park boasts that it contains “the snowiest place on Earth where snow is regularly recorded.” This picturesque spot even saw a whopping 93.5 feet of the white stuff one record-setting winter. Can you name this winter wonderland of a national park?   A: I know what you’re thinking: This wintry place […]

Plan a Desert Getaway to Natural Bridges

The Sipapu Natural Bridge at Natural Bridges National Monument.As parks go, Natural Bridges has some serious bragging rights: It’s Utah’s first national park site, the first International Dark-Sky Park in the world, and one of the very darkest places for stargazing in the country. Designated in 1908 by President Theodore Roosevelt, this is the only place where you can find three natural bridges […]

Building (on) Bridges

The winning design proposal for the 11th Street Bridge Project, by OMA and Olin Studio.For nearly a century, Anacostia Park in Washington, D.C., has served as a playground for area residents while also preserving a critical shoreline area and protecting the natural scenery and water quality of the Anacostia River. The 1,200 acres of parkland along the river’s banks have seen recent improvements with more opportunities for recreational access, […]

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