Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Photo: James Marvin Phelps, Neowise Lake Mead National Recreation Area, is the USA’s fifth most popular national park unit with more than 7 million visits a year. With the creation of what would be named Hoover Dam, Lake Mead was first established as the Boulder Dam Recreation Area in 1936, administrated by the National Park …

National Park

Buzzwords National Park = a scenic or historically important area of countryside protected by the federal government for the enjoyment of the general public or the preservation of wildlife HeadlinesReturn the National Parks to the Tribes – The Atlantic Planeta.com

Parks

Photo: Red Rock Canyon Park = Scenic or historically important area of countryside protected for the enjoyment of the general public and/or the preservation of wildlife. Updating our coverage of city parks, national monuments, biosphere reserves, world heritage sites and beloved places in between: Places Features Planeta

Zion National Park

Photo Zion National Park is one of our favorite places in the USA. Puebloan Peoples inhabited the area from 500-1200 A.D, followed by the Paiute, who were still in residence in 1858 when Mormon missionaries arrived. The Southern Paiute called the area Mukuntuweap which means “straight canyon.” Key Linksnps.gov/[email protected] Questions What would locals like visitors to …

Exploring Mexico City’s Chapultepec Park

Photo: Cascarita It is easy to see the sharp contrast between the greenery of Chapultepec Park and the surrounding gray megalopolis. This is one of the most impressive city parks in the world. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/UVc5BYTkcM3bfXKG7 El Foco Green SpacesLong before urban sprawl crept to the borders, the park was a refuge of the kings of …

Nevado de Toluca

Photo: Semarnat Nevado de Toluca is a large stratovolcano in central Mexico, located about 80 kilometers (50 miles) west of Mexico City near the city of Toluca. At 4,558 meters or 13,800 feet, it is the fourth highest of Mexico’s peaks, after Pico de Orizaba, Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl. The mountain, named Xinantécatl, or ‘the naked …

Joshua Tree National Park

Photo: Seedpods Joshua Tree National Park Key LinksJoshua Tree National [email protected] Mountain Weather Station WebcamFacebookTwitterYouTubeFlickrInstagram Google Maps Recommended ListeningDesert Oracle Radio hosted by Ken Layne by Ken Laynedesertoracle.com Visitor NumbersJoshua Tree National Park had a record 2.8 million visitors in 2018. During Thanksgiving weekend of 2018 the park received more than 22,000 visitors. Photos Buzzword …

Nitmiluk National Park

Photo: Andrew Purdam, 17 Mile Falls Nitmiluk National Park is in Australia’s Northern Territory, 244 kilometers southeast of Darwin, around a series of gorges on the Katherine River and Edith Falls. Around 270,000 people visit Nitmiluk National Park each year and the tourism sector is a major employer of Jawoyn people, who are custodians of …

Kakadu National Park

Photo: Jon Clark, Sunset Kakadu is Australia’s largest national park. Kakadu covers almost 20,000 square kilometers and is a place of enormous biodiversity. It extends from the coast and estuaries in the north through floodplains, billabongs and lowlands to rocky ridges and stone country in the south. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/QdEpuSniBwVGGdoF6 2021 Kakadu in Crisis Traditional owners …

Wetlands Park in Las Vegas

Photo: Clark County Wetlands Park Here is a place I dearly love to take friends – a quiet park on the eastern outskirts of town, heading toward the Colorado River and Lake Mead: Clark County Wetlands Park Wetlands, in the Mojave Desert. Critical flyway. Keep Las Vegas Weir’d! For fans of quiet and urban ecotourism …