National Park Foundation Launches Urban Playgrounds

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Continuing the National Park Foundation’s Find Your Park movement in 2015, the NPF has launched its new Urban Playgrounds guide profiling 24 national parks located in 24 major cities.

The Urban Playgrounds guide, part of the Owner’s Guide series, is targeted at the 80 percent of Americans who live in urban areas. The guide features natural, cultural and historical parks with imagery, ideas on what to do, fun facts, other nearby parks, and directions on getting to the parks. Included in the guide:

– Alcatraz Island, San Francisco
– Big Thicket National Preserve, Houston
– Biscaye National Park, Miami
– Boston National Historic Park, Boston
– Casa Grande Ruins, Phoenix
– Castillo de San Marcos, Jacksonville, Florida
– Chattahoochee River, Atlanta
– Fort McHenry National Monument, Baltimore
– Fort Sumter, Charleston, South Carolina
– Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Portland, Oregon
– Harry S. Truman National Historic Site, Kansas City, Missouri
– Independence National Historic Park, Philadelphia
– Jean LaFitte National Historic Park, New Orleans
– Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, St. Louis
– Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, St. Paul, Minnesota
– National Mall & Memorial Parks, Washington, D.C.
– Olympic National Park, Seattle
– Pullman National Monument, Chicago
– Pullman National Monument, Chicago
– River Raisin National Battlefield, Detroit
– Santa Monica Mountains, Los Angeles
– Statue of Liberty National Monument, New York
– Timpanogos Cave, Salt Lake City
– Tule Springs Fossil Beds, Las Vegas

Download the free Urban Parks guide by visiting the National Park Foundation’s web site. Learn more about National Park Family Vacations, including destination guides, attractions and accommodations.

–Lissa Poirot

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