July is National Parks and Recreation Month

What is National Park and Recreation Month? National Parks and Recreation Month, is the time of year dedicated to the wonderful local and state parks that were created for our enjoyment and wellbeing. It was established in 1985, by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) to promote awareness about the importance of our National [...]

5 Reasons Kids Should Spend More Time Outdoors This Summer

Many of us remember summers spent outdoors catching butterflies, playing tag, and making mud pies. However, with the expansion of technology, children are spending less and less time outside. Extensive bodies of research suggest that there are significant physical and mental benefits to outdoor play, and there is even research that shows that playing outside [...]

Azriel’s Wish: Park Warehouse donates a custom bench for one of kind football field.

Azriel Wasser, a 15-year old battling brain cancer, got the wish of a lifetime with the help from Make-A-Wish of Southern Florida and many community partners. The Make-A-Wish of Southern Florida wanted to build the best backyard football field for Azriel's wish. This extensive project was underway when they contacted Park Warehouse's COO, Matt Jones, [...]

How the National Parks Got 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 [...]