Across our country and around the world, national parks come in a variety of styles, shapes and sizes. They may be large or small, urban or remote, natural areas or historical sites, but few bear any similarity to one that was proposed last week. This potential national park would cover 579 square miles, include 170 museums, and be home to 1,500 species of flowering plants, 300 species of birds...and eight million people. It's certainly not another Yellowstone.
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Parks Beyond Borders: Canada Funds New Urban National Park While Cutting Budgets And Dropping Employees; And A Dark Sky Park For England?
Canadians celebrate finalized funding for a new "Urban National Park" in Toronto while continuing to lament Parks Canada budget cuts and closures. A few national parks in the UK celebrate the unexpected appeal of their dark skies and improving customer service.