Parks

Picture of the Week: 2/20/19

Picture of the Week: 2/20/19

By on 20 February, 2019 in Fun, Katie Pollock, Outdoors, Parks with 0 Comments

Fun fact: at the time Wynton Blount donated the land for the park, it was considered the largest donation to American Theater. You can see this view during early foggy mornings from Spring to Fall near the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. Katie Pollock is a photographer who tries to capture the startling beauty of the natural and […]

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Day trip: Wilderness Park, Prattville

Day trip: Wilderness Park, Prattville

By on 17 January, 2017 in Fun, Kate and Stephen, Parks with 0 Comments

You’ve got a few spare hours on an unusually under-committed Saturday. It has been nearly a decade since you last went to Pratville’s bamboo “forest,” otherwise formally known as Wilderness Park. You decide to return. The dog from 2008 is now deceased. The new dog stays on the leash, due to her excitability and newly-discovered […]

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New Nature Experiences

New Nature Experiences

By on 23 May, 2016 in Carole King, Fun, Outdoors, Parks with 0 Comments

Sometimes I get tired of walking or biking in my neighborhood or adjacent historic areas and long for some adventure! So this last Sunday afternoon I opted to explore the new Lagoon Park Trail that I keep hearing so much about. After loading my trusty two wheeler up in the back of my car I […]

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Chewacla State Park

Chewacla State Park

By on 26 August, 2015 in Fun, Kate and Stephen, Outdoors, Parks with 2 Comments

We needed to get away. We were honestly envisioning some kind of epic, spur-of-the-moment road trip, which would lead us towards the kind of reflective meditation that you can only get from staring off of a mountain peak in one of America’s finest national parks. But because we are adults and have responsibilities, our whimsical […]

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Gateway Park

By on 8 January, 2014 in City Living, City services, Fun, Government, Outdoors, Parks with 0 Comments

We love public parks. They are the quintessential example of government spending for the common good. Even in an era where people are constantly staring at phones or computer screens, pretty much everybody enjoys open green spaces. Having parks encourages exercise, which is a public health virtue, and property located near parks is always worth […]

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Bark Park: Our New Dog Park

Bark Park: Our New Dog Park

By on 20 May, 2013 in Fun, Kate and Stephen, Outdoors, Parks, Pets with 8 Comments

It’s been years in the making, this dog park – so long that it’s become a little bit of a running joke in our household. When the city announced in 2011 it was going to go ahead and make a dog park in the larger Shakespeare Festival zone (known as Blount Cultural Park), we thought […]

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Stars Shine at the W.A. Gayle Planetarium

Stars Shine at the W.A. Gayle Planetarium

By on 15 August, 2012 in Fun, Jesseca Cornelson, Parks with 1 Comment

When I moved to town and was compiling a list of interesting things to do nearby, one of the first things that drew my attention was the W.A. Gayle Planetarium. I’ve had a fascination with planetariums for so long, I can’t even remember how it began. It belongs to that part of my childhood when […]

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Pet Enrichment in Midtown

Pet Enrichment in Midtown

By on 21 September, 2011 in Fun, Outdoors, Parks, Pets with 0 Comments

Pets are adorable creatures, by and large. The presence of puppies or kittens often elicits reflexive ooooohs and aaahhhs (or the newest slang, “sqeeee”). Yet, pet ownership is a serious matter with lasting consequences throughout the animal’s life. Certainly, pet ownership is not for everyone. According to the National Council on Pet Population Study & […]

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Cypress Nature Park Charette

Cypress Nature Park Charette

Until we moved to Montgomery, we’d never heard of a charrette before. For those not in the know, the term “charrette” basically means a session where people get together to come up with a design for a shared project. Wikipedia is pretty sketchy on the term’s origins – the root of the word is French […]

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Barking for a Park … Our Own Way

If you followed the PetSafe “Bark for Your Park” $100,000 grant giveaway contest, you no doubt have heard that Montgomery came in fourth in the voting with 26,000 ballots cast. Huntingdon, West Virginia — with a population of just 50,000 residents — managed to pile up an amazing 87,854 votes and walk away the victor. […]

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