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Best vacation rentals near national parks (Updated July 2020)

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In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, most international borders are still closed for tourism, but here is some good news for Americans: we live in an exceptionally beautiful country. From coast to coast (plus Hawaii and Alaska), the National Park Service protects over 50 million acres of land, all of which are open for public recreation. 

Among the parks, you can find exceptional wonders from the red rock mesas of Zion National Park in Utah to the snow-capped peaks of Great Smoky Mountain National Park in Tennessee. 

Anytime is a good time to pay a visit to a national park, but the pandemic is inspiring even more travelers to use this time to get acquainted with our national backyard, especially since being outdoors in wide-open spaces, as

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Wilton Parks And Recreation Set To Open Camp Looper And Cool Tots

News Release Submitted by the Town of Wilton

Parks and Recreation is officially hosting a 2020 session of summer camp at Comstock Community Center while taking numerous steps to ensure the safety and peace of mind of campers, parents, and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Camp Looper and Cool Tots will be reminiscent of previous years, but with some unique twists to maintain compliance with State and Town public health guidelines. Parks and Recreation staff have worked diligently to make camp the best experience possible in the current climate.

Campers can expect to have familiar schedules to previous summers. Although the formerly robust travel schedule will not be present, some favorites such as Ice Cream Emergency and Dave’s Planet Pizza will be making guest appearances throughout the summer. There will also be some surprise virtual visits. Every program and activity will be designed to provide campers with leadership opportunities, academic

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Summer visitors to American parks choose safety first over freedom to roam

<span class="caption">Utah's Bryce Canyon National Park hosted more than 2.5 million visitors in 2019.</span> <span class="attribution"><a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="https://unsplash.com/photos/gFtJO8ciK90" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Anqi Lu/Unsplash">Anqi Lu/Unsplash</a>, <a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:CC BY">CC BY</a></span>
Utah’s Bryce Canyon National Park hosted more than 2.5 million visitors in 2019. Anqi Lu/Unsplash, CC BY

In a typical summer, millions of Americans head outdoors to national parks, hiking trails and rivers across the U.S. This summer, because of COVID-19 precautions, getting outdoors will be different, although how different isn’t certain.

My colleagues and I are part of a research team at Pennsylvania State University that studies outdoor recreation and park management. Our team recently conducted a national survey of more 1,000 outdoor enthusiasts across 47 states with the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics.

The survey asked several key questions that included how those who use parks were considering a return to outdoor recreation this summer and how parks might be managed for COVID-19 to ensure the safety and security of park users.

The responses to the survey suggested that this summer, we may be entering a

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Video showing lack of social distancing at Universal Orlando sparks concern about theme parks reopening

Universal Orlando reopened in early June and the theme park has already come under fire after suggestions that employees on one ride were not enforcing social distancing.

An account that shares news related to the theme park, called @UniNewsToday, wrote on Twitter over the weekend that “all of the social distancing markers near the load area at Hagrid’s [Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure] are gone. There’s also a Team Member yelling ‘fill in all the available space.’”

The account also shared a video of the staffer encouraging people to crowd together.

People quickly jumped in with their own comments. “Are we not gonna talk about the fact that there’s a blurry spot shaped into a

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Centre Region Parks & Recreation

Parks & Recreation

A total of 13 municipal parks (115 acres) are owned by the Borough of State College. These parks, along with the 37 parks (656 acres) owned by the townships, are maintained and programmed by Centre Region Parks & Recreation, an agency of the Centre Region Council of Governments. As a result of Borough cooperation with the four surrounding townships, all municipal parks and programs in the region are available for use by residents. Centre Region Parks & Recreation also provides a year-round menu of recreation programs and special events.

The details of all activities and municipal parks are available at the CRPR website.

Centre Region Parks & Recreation operates …

  • A year-round aquatics program using the two outdoor community pools in the summer and the indoor High School pool during the school year. Wm. L. Welch Pool is located in the Borough on Westerly Parkway; Park
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State Parks

COVID-19 Response Alerts for State Park and State Forest Facilities

If you want to explore Pennsylvania’s great outdoors, you’ve come to the right place. DCNR’s Bureau of State Parks manages 300,000 acres for these popular
outdoor recreation activities and more:

Pennsylvania state parks do not charge an entrance fee.

State Park Reservations

Make
online reservations or call toll-free
888-PA-PARKS (888-727-2757), 7:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. Monday to Saturday, for state park information and reservations, or email us your postal address for an information packet.

Penn’s Parks for All

A series of surveys was conducted by Penn State in 2017 and 2018 to assess the attitudes and opinions of Pennsylvania state park visitors and the public regarding key issues affecting the future of the state parks.

The results of these surveys will help inform the Penn’s Parks for All
strategic plan — guiding DCNR’s work for the next 25

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The ‘Parks and Recreation’ Quarantine Special Was Perfect. Please, Nobody Else Do This.

Does anyone actually want TV shows and movies to tackle life under coronavirus quarantine? Parks and Recreation’s one-time reunion special proved Thursday night that there may be exactly one case when the answer to that question is yes. And this was it. 

It’s inevitable that once the world opens up again, so will the floodgates on all the attempts to encapsulate this very unusual time on screen. (How long after this until the teens of Riverdale solve a murder via Zoom?) The apathy, bordering on allergy, to the prospect of this was evident earlier this week when Netflix ordered a quarantine anthology series titled Social Distance from Orange Is the New Black’s Jenji Kohan, an announcement met with the social media equivalent of a loud groan. 

Maybe that’s because the thought of being reminded of the unnerving peculiarities of life right now once it’s all over is

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Parks and Recreation Reunion Recap: Greetings From 2015

Parks and Recreation has only been off the air for five years, but what a five years it has been. When the NBC sitcom about a tireless, obsessive, irrepressibly kind public servant—Amy Poehler‘s Leslie Knope—and her beloved colleagues aired its finale, on February 24, 2015, America had a very different collective self-image. A global network of Ebola fighters had just won a tough, worrisome but nonetheless decisive battle against that deadly virus. After a devastating summer of police violence, the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement at least seemed poised to effect positive change. As pop culture was making unprecedented strides in trans representation, an unstoppable queer rights movement was about to make same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states. Our first black President still had two years left in his second term, and Donald Trump was four months away from officially kicking off his campaign. The idea that

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TV Ratings for Thursday, April 30: ‘Parks and Recreation’ Reunion

Parks and Recreation, your reunion was a rainbow-infused space unicorn.

NBC’s pandemic-themed, fundraising A Parks and Recreation Special drew 3.7 million total viewers and a 1.4 rating, dominating Thursday night in the demo (even besting Young Sheldon‘s season finale).

TVLine readers gave the exactly-what-we-needed-right-now but over-too-quickly special an average grade of “A+.”

The money raised by the special ($2.8 million as of Friday morning, and growing) will go to Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund, which enables food banks to provide food and resources to “the most vulnerable members of the community” during the pandemic. NBCUniversal, the Parks and Rec cast and sponsors State Farm and Subaru of America matched donations up to $500,000.

Leading into the reunion, a Parks and Rec-themed Paley Center special did 3.4 mil and a 1.0. Later in the night, Council of Dads‘ irregularly scheduled second episode did 2 mil

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Parks & Recreation | Red Bank Borough, NJ

WELCOME TO OUR RECREATION PAGE

Red Bank Recreation works hard to bring quality programs and events for the youth and adults of our community. Starting in the winter, we offer Indoor Soccer programs for children ages 5-17. Basketball programs are run by Jersey Fusion, they take place in the winter season and sometimes in the Spring/Summer or Fall/Winter. The Spring season brings youth Track and Field, and of course Baseball and Softball for all ages. Another community event we host in the Springtime is the Easter Egg-Hunt and a Community Pride Event at Riverside Gardens Park. 

The  town also host The Red Bank 5K Classic Race, which is organized by The Red Bank River Center and The Red Bank Business Alliance. The race features 5K Run/Walk, Kids Broad Street Dash, Post Event Activities and After Party. All proceeds go the Our Parks and Recreation Dept. and The Community YMCA to

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