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How the national parks get their names – Part 1

America’s national parks are among the nation’s greatest attractions. They pull in millions of visitors from within the US and from countries all over the world, and serve as a symbol of America’s love of the environment. When one thinks about some of the national parks, however, the thought “where did these names come from?” […]

Top 5 Bicycle Friendly Cities in the US

In the US, there are over 66 million bicyclists and countless events being held all year round, like the Fremont Solstice Cyclists ride in Seattle that attracts hundreds of people. But what if you’re looking for a scenic bike route during the weekend, or you’re just looking to explore the a scenic route during lunch? […]

How to Increase Rents AND Lure New Renters using Site Amenities at Multi-Family Communities and Apartment Complexes

Property owners looking to increase the value of their multi-family rental centers need to take a variety of steps to ensure it looks attractive. For example, regular repair and maintenance procedures keep apartment complexes looking great and will catch the eyes of potential residents. However, there are many types of amenities that landlords can add […]

Should dogs be allowed in public parks? Pros and cons of making your park dog-friendly or adding a dog park

Public parks and spaces are one of the most important parts of any community. They have been places to meet, exercise, and enjoy the outdoors from the very beginning. However, one of the toughest choices to make when it comes to such a space is whether to permit dogs to enter, and if so, how […]

Exercising Outside: The Rise of the Outdoor Fitness Movement

Chances are you are already pretty well aware of the outdoor fitness movement. Whether it’s tai chi in the park or boot camp style workouts complete with obstacle courses and no-nonsense drill instructors, we have all seen people taking their fitness out of the gym and into the wild. For those of us who suffered […]