RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

State Parks

A collection of news and information related to State Parks published by this site and its partners.

Top State Parks Articles

Displaying items 111-121
  • Recreation and outdoors calendar

    Public wildlands Monday, Dec. 9: This is the last day the Maryland Department of Natural Resources will accept public input on the proposed creation of 10 new wildlands and the expansion of 17 existing wildlands. Wildlands are state-owned natural...
  • South Florida Folk Festival: No longer blowin' in the wind?

    South Florida Folk Festival: No longer blowin' in the wind?
    The South Florida Folk Festival may finally recover from Hurricane Wilma. The festival ran annually from 1992 to 2005, when the hurricane flattened its venue at Easterlin Park in Oakland Park. An attempt at a revival in 2008 "sort of broke the bank,"...
  • Outdoors and recreation calendar

    Figure skating show Today, Dec. 15: Join the figure skaters and coaches of the Piney Orchard Learn-to-Skate program for a holiday show that begins at 4:10 p.m. at the Piney Orchard Ice Arena, 8781 Piney Orchard Parkway. Free. For more Information,...
  • Ravens Roost 99 members dunk in water tank to help Special Olympics

    A week before the Polar Bear Plunge at Sandy Point State Park was canceled because of high winds and freezing temperatures, a hardy group of North County folks took their own dip into frigid water. On Jan. 18, some 15 members of Ravens Roost 99...
  • Five fabulous Florida campgrounds for kids new to camping

    Five fabulous Florida campgrounds for kids new to camping
    Camping can be a road trip or a commando course, a sizzling theme park or a pup tent under the trees. Many Florida parents take children camping from Day One. Others are new to the campground scene. If your children are ready to graduate from a play...
  • Pay-by-the-hour beach parking taking hold

    California State Parks has added a portion of Huntington State Beach to its short list of beaches charging visitors for parking by the hour as opposed to a flat, $15 day rate. The pilot program, already in place in Crystal Cove, could one day be...
  • State park in Gloucester doesn't get funding in budgets

    Money to begin developing a 431-acre state park in Gloucester didn't get funded in budgets from the House and Senate of the General Assembly. The Middle Peninsula State Park, with waterfront access to Aberdeen Creek and the York River, didn't receive in...
  • Starving Connecticut's State Parks

    Connecticut's state parks and forests are not only good for the body and the spirit, they help the bottom line. A 2011 study by the Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis found that outdoor activities on state lands support nearly 9,000 jobs in the...
  • A feast for city eyes [Commentary]

    A feast for city eyes [Commentary]
    I have city eyes. Apparently I was born with them. Whenever my parents and sisters exclaimed about the beauty of a beet plucked from our Connecticut garden, I would think, "Mmmm ... a beet ... cousin of the sugar beet, source of that white powder...
  • Outdoors notebook: Step into the new year with a first-day hike

    Outdoors notebook: Step into the new year with a first-day hike
    Looking to get the new year off on the right foot? Maryland state parks are offering 24 guided walks on New Year's Day as part of the third-annual national First Day Hike program presented by America's State Parks and the American Hiking Society....
  • Bobby Shriver wants to shake things up on Board of Supervisors

    Bobby Shriver on Tuesday will formally jump into the race for a seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, injecting the Kennedy-family mystique — and possibly some of his own wealth — into the contest to replace termed-out...