George Lucas' groundbreaking art museum exits Chicago
June 26, 2016, 5 p.m. by Michael d'Estries
After two years of fighting for permission to build along the city's waterfront, Lucas says he's pivoting back to California.
Bucharest's new urban nature park is a 450-acre twist of fate
June 23, 2016, 3:16 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Văcărești Nature Park shows what happens when dictators get the boot and Mother Nature takes center stage.
Minneapolis and St. Paul's park systems are pretty much perfect
May 29, 2016, 7:22 p.m. by Matt Hickman
The Twin Cities top the Trust for Public Land's 2016 ParkScore rankings.
Houston's long-forgotten subterranean reservoir opens to the public
May 26, 2016, 4:59 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Hidden beneath Buffalo Bayou Park, the cavernous space is the perfect spot to beat the summertime heat.
Urban parks are less senior-friendly than you might think
May 23, 2016, 3:18 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Study finds that neighborhood parks in 25 cities are great for young boys, but not so much for their grandparents.
Brooklyn's Prospect Park enlists goats for weed-removal duties
May 19, 2016, 1 p.m. by Matt Hickman
The poison-ivy scarfing ruminants are on loan from an upstate farm.
Philadelphia's parks are getting the Google Street View treatment
May 17, 2016, 7:11 p.m. by Matt Hickman
It will take two men six months to digitally document the largest urban park system in America.
Off limits since 1934, a secret nature sanctuary reopens in Central Park
May 11, 2016, 3:25 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Hallett Nature Sanctuary is a hidden urban oasis within a not-so-hidden urban oasis.
In Virginia, a Stonehenge built from foam seeks a new home
May 3, 2016, 7:13 p.m. by Matt Hickman
The uncannily realistic replica is being displaced by a new state park.
Volunteers save dying horses on Navajo land
How to help wildlife during a heat wave
Winning Kennel Club images celebrate dogs from all walks of life
Student walks 20 miles to get to his first day of work and meets kindness every step of the way
Rural living keeps your brain sharp as you age
That beautiful tattoo of yours may be leaching toxic chemicals into your lymph nodes