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  • Baltimore's parks slip to 21st in nation

    Baltimore's parks slip to 21st in nation
    Baltimore's park system has slipped from 15th to 21st in an expanded ranking of open space in the nation's 50 largest cities with relatively low funding cited as a continuing problem.
  • Through 'lost lots,' an effort to make L.A. more of a park place

    Through 'lost lots,' an effort to make L.A. more of a park place
    Israel Cruz drives his cluttered Mazda through the palm-lined avenues of Panorama City, a stack of maps at his side and a hurried sweat on his brow. The 30-year-old in Ray-Bans and brown moccasins is scanning for "lost lots," small slices of city land...

    The 411 on naming The 606

    The 411 on naming The 606
    What's in a rails-to-trails name? Ripples went through the community of preservationists and neighbors of the Bloomingdale Trail last summer when planners announced that the project to turn the defunct rail line would be rebranded "The 606." The name...

    On the fast track: Converting defunct rail lines to trails, parks

    On the fast track: Converting defunct rail lines to trails, parks
    The 606 is one of many projects to transform defunct rail lines into public walkways and parks. “Rails-to-Trails” projects have gained popularity in recent years among urban preservationists, architecture geeks and people who don't want to...

    Blazing the Bloomingdale Trail: Over the hills, through the woods

    Blazing the Bloomingdale Trail: Over the hills, through the woods
    Chicago's rails-to-trails project known as the Bloomingdale Trail remains a construction site, but the planned biking and pedestrian passageway is taking shape as crews carve out shallow valleys that will add small hills and dales along the otherwise flat...