Parks and Land

January 9, 2009

Vacant Lot Playgroup Update

A group that formed at the 2008 Summit has been working very hard to promote the use of vacant lots and “passive parks” as natural playspaces, […]
December 9, 2008

Update from Columbus’ Active Living Institute

Member Barb Seckler, head of the Active Living Institute, testified at Maryellen O’Shaughnessy’s hearing on behalf of Active Living and the importance of more accessible and […]
December 4, 2008

City fo Columbus Parks/Rec – Outdoor Education presents two 2-day winter camps

Session One Dec. 22-23 Learn how animals survive the winter Session Two Dec. 29-30 Hiking, rocking climbing, etc. For children ages 6-12.
December 3, 2008

Public Hearing to discuss proposed bicycle law updates

Public Hearing to discuss proposed bicycle law updates WHO: Councilmember Maryellen O’Shaughnessy City Engineer Randy Bowman WHEN: Thursday, December 4, 2008 5:30 PM WHERE: City Hall, […]
November 12, 2008

Leave No Child Inside Summit ’08 Notes: Funding Nature Centers/Parks

Creative Funding for Nature Centers and Parks Group: Loraine McCosker, Raccoon Creek Partnership Waterloo Aquatic Education Center Marci Ryan, Camp Mary Orton Amy Walter, Teacher Chloe […]
October 30, 2008

Leave No Child Inside Summit ’08 Notes: Play Teams

Play Teams for Everyone Group: Heather Starck – Audubon Susan Jervey – Naturalist, Licking County Parks Essences/Main Ideas “Play Team” How we can all work together […]
October 15, 2008

Leave No Child Inside Summit ’08 Notes: Dirt Piles

Coming Soon to a Vacant Lot Near You: A Pile of Dirt. A Barrel of Water. A Bunch of Sticks. (For those who didn’t attend, our […]
October 15, 2008

Leave No Child Inside Summit ’08 Notes: Social Networks for Nature

Finding Places to Play with Web 2.0 Group members: Jody Dzuranin Steve McCaw Michael Costlow Leslie Strader Amanda McEldowney Preethi Mony Sue Wintering Essences/Main ideas: Use […]
October 14, 2008

Great article, well researched, on the importance of natural play areas at school

Interaction with Nature during the Middle Years: Its Importance in Children’s Development & Nature’s Future By Randy White Almost 150 years ago, nineteenth century psychologist Herbert […]