Lucille Ball Memorial Park gets the non-terrifying statue it deserves
August 10, 2016, 1:03 p.m. by Matt Hickman
The nightmarish 'Scary Lucy' isn't disappearing entirely, however.
Arizona man to live rent-free for life after selling home for $4M
July 29, 2016, 8 a.m. by Matt Hickman
Protection of desert preserve plays into enviable real estate scenario.
New Zealanders harness the power of crowdfunding to turn a private beach public
July 20, 2016, 11:04 a.m. by Matt Hickman
The country's smallest national park just got a bit bigger — and more beautiful.
Manhattan's underground park may finally see the light of day
July 19, 2016, 9 a.m. by Matt Hickman
Designed to bring greenery to the bowels of New York City, the Lowline receives an enthusiastic go-ahead from City Hall.
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.
6 weird things dogs do when they poop
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How scientists unraveled the mystery behind a 1,700-year-old striped sock
These California succulents are at the center of a massive smuggling ring
9 of the world's largest dog breeds
What your blood type says about you