A Hole of a View at Papago Park

A Hole of a View at Papago Park
For an easy trek with an amazing view, hike Trail #1 to the Hole-in-the-Rock at Papago park in Central Phoenix. Papago park (map) is a hilly desert park covering over 1400 acres.  Surrounded by Tempe and Scottsdale, Papago park is the third jewel that makes up the family-friendly area next to the Desert Botanical Garden and the Phoenix Zoo. The distinctive red sandstone geological formations of Papago park were formed some 6-15 million years ago. A major landmark, Hole-in-the-Rock openings or holes...
April 23rd, 2010 | Heather Wright Schlichting | Read More | Comments: 4
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Stroll Through Scottsdale’s Civic Center Mall

Stroll Through Scottsdale’s Civic Center Mall
... museum is located near the corner of Drinkwater Blvd. & 2nd Street, adjacent to the Scottsdale Center for the Arts. Take advantage of the free parking garage on the Related places: A Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art View Details and Book B Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts ...
January 12th, 2010 | Heather Wright Schlichting | Read More | Comments: 3
Filed under: boutiques, park, Restaurants, Scottsdale, top-feature

Surry Hills’ Ward Park Becomes an Adventure Playground

Surry Hills’ Ward Park Becomes an Adventure Playground
Youngsters will have a new place to play in Sydney with the opening of the Ward park Adventure Playground this Sunday. The park has some fantastically fun new equipment including a large climbing net, a custom play wall, swing and balance structures and a flying fox. There’s also a small bike track and skate area for kids looking for a place to cycle or ride their skate boards. The park also puts sun safety first, with plenty of naturally shaded areas for children to play and parents to sit. To...
December 2nd, 2009 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: children, christmas, concert, music, park, playground

Orange County’s Great Park Has Great Plans

Orange County’s Great Park Has Great Plans
Today I visited Orange County’s Great park located in Irvine (map).  Almost as soon as I pulled in, I saw the giant orange hot air balloon (or so I thought), grounded in the distance. In the parking lot, I noticed many young trees in planters.  Upon further inspection, there was a label that stated the trees are going to be planted in the park, but instead of growing them in a nursery, they would be grown in the giant planters in the parking lot. The park itself is rather new since the land...
November 15th, 2009 | Abbie Mood | Read More | Comments: 0
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Seeing Stanley Park by Horse-Drawn Wagon

We board the 20-passenger wagon for our Stanley park Horse-Drawn Tour.  Our driver/tour guide Kim gives her team a big smacking ‘kiss’ and says “Okay, boys! Let’s go!” and we set off on one of the most fun rides around Stanley park I’ve ever been on,  much more fun than we’d expected! I’m a regular visitor to Stanley park and know much of the park’s history, but this tour by horse-drawn wagon will provide much more detailed information than...
August 25th, 2009 | thevancouverguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Attractions, Family Friendly, history, History & Information, horse-drawn wagon, Outdoors & Recreation, park, parks, tour, Tours

The Poet and Lost Lagoon, Stanley Park

A SUNDAY WALK WITH RUTHAKI One of my favorite walks is around Lost Lagoon in Stanley park. I take the #19 bus and get off at the first stop by the park entrance, walk across the street and under the causeway tunnel and then set off to the right, on the north side of the Lagoon. Lost Lagoon is a 6.6 hectare (41 acre) body of water that was once a shallow part of Coal Harbour off Burrard Inlet.  When the causeway was built at the turn of the 20th century, it dammed up the lagoon which was later...
August 19th, 2009 | thevancouverguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Attractions, Family Friendly, History & Information, lagoon, Outdoors & Recreation, park, parks, waterfowl, wild life

Poetry in the Park: The Summer Dreams Festival

The Summer Dreams Festival, one of the best literary events in Vancouver will be held at Lumbermans Arch in Stanley park on Saturday August 22.  This free all day family friendly event showcases the talent of numerous local and guest musicians, spoken word artists, storytellers, children’s entertainers and dancers.  Pandora’s Poetry Collective are the organizers of this grand event, with Bonnie Nish and Sita Carboni at the helm.  These very talented women are the founders of Pandora’s...
August 3rd, 2009 | thevancouverguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Announcements, children, Events, Family Friendly, festival, music, park, poetry, The Arts

A Lagoon Walk, a Swim at the Beach and a Seawall Stroll

SUNDAY WALKS WITH RUTHAKI: From Lost Lagoon in Stanley park to Second Beach and along the seawall to English Bay (see map links) . This is one of my favorite walks, especially on a hot summer day.  I take the #19 bus down into Stanley park,  walk through the rose gardens and under the underpass, then make my way along the shaded path by Lost Lagoon. This is the nesting grounds for many species of birds including non-native Mute Swans, Canada geese, Great Blue Herons and numerous species of...
July 20th, 2009 | thevancouverguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Attractions, beach, Family Friendly, Outdoors & Recreation, park, parks, sailboats, sunsets, swim, swimming pool, walk

It’s Folk Music Festival Time!

VANCOUVER FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL: JULY 17, 18, 19 at JERICHO BEACH park (see map link) Jericho Beach Take yourself down to beautiful Jericho Beach next weekend for a banquet of toe-tapping, groovy music at the 32nd annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival From Roots, Flk, World, Blues, Bluegrass and much more, you’ll be entertained for the whole weekend outdoors in this beautiful park setting by the sea.  Bring a blanket and a picnic lunch’ don’t forget your bathing suit so you can...
July 12th, 2009 | thevancouverguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Announcements, beach, camping, Events, Family Friendly, folk music, outdoors, Outdoors & Recreation, park, The Arts

A Theatre Under the Stars

One of the unique features of Vancouver’s Stanley park, is the popular Theatre Under the Stars at Malkin Bowl, just past the entrance of the park.  TUTS, as it is called, is one of Vancouver’s largest musical theatre companies.  They present two musicals during the summer months at Malkin Bowl. Malkin Bowl, named for W.H. Malkin, a former mayor of Vancouver, was built in 1934 as an outdoor band shell for concerts.  It was built as a 2/3 size replica of Hollywood Bowl.  The Theatre...
July 9th, 2009 | thevancouverguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Attractions, Events, Family Friendly, music, park, parks, Performing Arts - Theater & Dance, The Arts

The Lovely Gardens of Stanley Park

When you’re visiting Stanley park this summer, be sure and take time to visit the park’s beautiful flower gardens.  As well as the rose gardens and the colorful plots around the Stanley park Pavilion at Malkin Bowl, there are other lovely memorial gardens, a rhododendrom walk around the Pitch and Putt by Lost Lagoon, and plantings around the parks Board offices at Beach St.  There are displays of carpet bedding at Prospect Point and Brockton Point too.  Of course, in early Springtime,...
July 7th, 2009 | thevancouverguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Attractions, Family Friendly, flowers, gardens, Outdoors & Recreation, park, parks

Gardens Festival

... venue of this  type, so the photos from the previous one you can see with the help of the official site of the festival. This year 20 spots in the park are ready for the best pieces of the garden architecture. The theme threading through all the works is Labyrinth. As organizers say, the task for participants of the exhibition-contest is to disclose an ornamental and symbolic diversity of labyrinth by means of landscape architecture and park and garden art. It can be well-known historical analogues...
May 19th, 2009 | Ivan Stupachenko | Read More | Comments: 0
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Flower Power at Valley of Fire State Park,

... out and now the cactus showing their astonishing flowers.  With spring temperatures still here, make an effort to visit one of our great local parks, like Valley of Fire.  The park offers a number of special programs throughout the month that are worth the scenic drive along Lake Mead. Flower Power at Valley of Fire State park, Saturday April 25 from 11 a.m. to noon.  Meet at the Visitor Center Theater and Carpool area to learn about flowers then car pool with a ranger to various locations...
April 15th, 2009 | Lynn Goya | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: bloom, desert flowers, History & Information, park, petroglyphs, Scenic & Short Trips, Sound Like a Local - Local "speak", spring, State Park, valley of fire, vegas

Sydney City Council Revamps Local Parklands

Sydney City Council is currently revamping a 6000 square metre stretch of parkway along Orphan School Creek at Forest Lodge. The spot will become a haven for local wildlife with tens of thousands of native plants, grasses, and trees being planted. The weeds are being ripped up and replaced with Eucalypts, Angophoras, and Banksias. “It is rare in inner Sydney for a council to be able to assist in the recreation of a natural creek line environment with increased overall canopy coverage and a...
March 30th, 2009 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Forest Lodge, News, Orphan School Creek, park

The Meadows, Edinburgh’s Green Lung

... while sunbathers relax in another, and a lone saxophone player’s notes waft across the entire scene. I love walking the perimeter of the park and enjoying the views that are offered across the criss-crossing tree lines. The atmosphere and feel of the moment can completely change from one side to the other. You can also extend your walk to also enjoy the rolling mounds of Bruntsfield Links, another smaller park just attached to the west of the Meadows. (I’ll refrain from pointing...
March 26th, 2009 | Andy Hayes | Read More | Comments: 0
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Vancouver by Foot: Sunday Walks with Ruthaki

Walk #1:  Coal Harbour to Stanley park bus gazebo. Duration: 1 hour I love walking, and every Sunday (sometimes even in the rain) I go for a long walk somewhere around town.  Although it’s usually to the park or on the seawall, sometimes it might be a mall walk or a window-shopping stroll on one of Vancouver’s interesting downtown streets. Today I headed off without a real plan, other than I wanted to get out for some fresh air and exercise and enjoy the beginning of Spring weather. ...
March 23rd, 2009 | thevancouverguide | Read More | Comments: 3
Filed under: Attractions, cherry blossoms, Family Friendly, History & Information, Hotels & Places to Stay, marinas, Outdoors & Recreation, park, parks, seawall walk, yachts