Mexico City’s Alameda Park

Photo: Tom Buckley, Policia Charra (Used with permission) Publisher’s note – This feature was last updated in the early 2008. Major update soon. Google Maps Visitors are frequently surprised by the greenery in Alameda Park, one of the finest and most storied city parks in the world. Cottonwood trees (alamos) were planted in the late …

Lagunas de Montebello National Park

Photo: Roberto Llebig, Lago (Some rights reserved) Lagunas de Montebello National Park (Spanish: Parque Nacional Lagunas de Montebello) is locate in Chiapas, near the border with Guatemala, comprising 59 multi-colored lakes in a pine forest and two Maya archaeological sites. It was the first national park in Chiapas when created in 1959, and in 2009 …

Zion National Park

Photo: Ron Mader (Some rights reserved) 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/zionStats [email protected] Google …

Exploring Mexico City’s Chapultepec Park

Photo: Ron Mader, Cascarita (Some rights reserved) So many Tlálocs! = Tantos Tláloc 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 Videos Walk in the park Greener than Green El …

Craters of the Moon National Monument

Photo: BLM, Craters (Some rights reserved) Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve is a U.S. National Monument and national preserve in the Snake River Plain in central Idaho. It is along US 20, between the small towns of Arco and Carey, at an average elevation of 5,900 feet above sea level. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/X5FKRDcAqLfcWSpu6 …

Yosemite National Park

Photo: Tsai Project, Half Dome (Some rights reserved) Spotlight on Yosemite National Park, an area was called “Ahwahnee” (“big mouth”) by the Ahwahnechee people. The park park that covers more than 750,000 acres in the Sierra Nevada and is staffed by 1,200 park service employees and about 1,700 hospitality business workers. The number of Yosemite …

Bryce Canyon National Park

Photo: Ron Mader, Hoodoos (Some rights reserved) Bryce Canyon National Park protects the largest collection of hoodoos in the world. Key Linksnps.gov/brca/[email protected] Embedded Tweets Flickr2006 Trip – Ron Mader Elsewhere on the Webhttp://www.nps.gov/brca/index.htmhttp://www.rubysinn.comhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/planeta/sets/72157594238609184/http://twitter.com/rubysinnhttps://www.flickr.com/groups/[email protected]://www.facebook.com/BryceCanyonnps Weatherhttps://www.nps.gov/brca/planyourvisit/weather.htmhttps://weather.com/weather/tenday/l/Bryce+Canyon+UT+USUT0030:1:UShttps://www.wunderground.com/weather/us/ut/bryce-canyon Dark SkyBryce Canyon National Park Certified as an International Dark Sky Park Planeta.com

Badlands = Mako Sica

Photo: Tim Lumley, National Park (Some rights reserved) Wikipedia: Badlands National Park (Lakota: Makȟóšiča) is a US national park located in southwestern South Dakota. The park protects 242,756 acres (379.3 sq mi; 982.4 km2) of sharply eroded buttes and pinnacles, along with the largest undisturbed mixed grass prairie in the United States. The National Park …

Rapa Nui = Easter Island

Photo: MMAChile (Some rights reserved) Spotlight on Chile’s Rapa Nui (Easter Island) Recommended Listeninghttp://www.radiolab.org/story/what-happened-easter-island-new-even-scarier-scenario The Centro de Recepción de Visitantes de la Aldea Ceremonial de Orongo, is a new visitor center located at the entrance to the Orongo Ceremonial Village, one of the most significant archaeological sites in Rapa Nui National Park and the most …

Parks

Photo: Ron Mader, Red Rock Canyon (Some rights reserved) 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