Today’s Headlines

National headlines at Streetsblog USA

  • TakeFive

    A sprawling park, eh? Is that because the 37-acre park will stretch from Lowell Boulevard to Federal Boulevard?

    The topography of the area around the station is challenging and while perhaps not as ideal as housing density there is still ample area for that as well. The park, to be built in phases due to funding sounds very interesting including the 1st phase: .

    “It’s an outdoor area for kids to play, but it’s made from natural materials — trees, stumps, boulders,” said Nicole Ankeney, a landscape architect for the city of Westminster… She said research shows that children’s behavior and schoolwork improve when they’re exposed to nature because it engages all five senses and enhances physical play. It also encourages creative play, engages critical thinking skills and improves emotional well-being, according to Ankeney.

    I say give em props.