Constitution Gardens long has been a focal point of the National Mall, in Washington, D.C., but it also long has suffered from lack of proper maintenance. An ambitious campaign mounted by the Trust for the National Mall aims to revitalize the Gardens, though it won't happen overnight.
Parks in the News
San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, along with the Alamo, has been nominated by the U.S. government for inclusion on the World Heritage List, which recognizes the most significant cultural and natural sites on the planet.
An elephant that attacked a vehicle in Kruger National Park in South Africa late last month was put down because it posed a risk to other park visitors, park officials said.
Olympic National Park officials are trying to figure out the best way to save the Enchanted Valley Chalet, a historic structure being threatened by the shifting main channel of the East Fork Quinault River.
Visitors and residents are drawn to Hawaii for many reasons, but the chance to see and help count humpback whales may not be one that comes immediately to mind. On three Saturdays this winter, volunteers are encouraged to help in an annual project at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park and others sites around the islands to monitor and count these impressive mammals.
If you're lucky enough to have Monday off in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, treat yourself with a visit to your nearest national park. Monday is the first of nine days this year when entrance fees to the parks will be waived.
Here's a little advance warning for a photo op -- good weather prevailing, of course -- for Tumacácori National Historical Park in Arizona. Artists and photographers looking for a chance to capture the magical light of early morning at Tumacácori can set aside two days in the coming months.
How can you tell the Pacific Northwest has been enduring a drought? There hasn't been enough snow -- until just recently -- to open the snow play areas at Paradise in Mount Rainier National Park. But they'll open tomorrow.
A sturdy ice bridge might not yet have formed between Canada and Isle Royale National Park in Lake Superior, but the recent cold weather has made it possible to open the "ice caves" at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore on the lake's south shore.
A search was under way in Great Smoky Mountains National Park on Wednesday for a Tennessee man wanted on a first-degree murder charge in Florida.