Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Connecticut State Parks and Museums free this weekend: 100th anniversary

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the Connecticut State Parks agency, now part of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, the Governor has promulgated a weekend of free entry, for Saturday July 26th and Sunday July 27th.  See "Malloy waives fees for Connecticut state parks, museums for this weekend" from the New Haven Register.

-- Free Connecticut State Parks Weekend webpage
-- Connecticut State Parks Centennial webpage

One of the items they have published in honor of the anniversary is a brochure on the history of the Connecticut State Park system.

These kinds of publications are important, because people need to understand the history of parks in order to be able to appreciate the kinds of visionary decisions that were made to create park systems and parks in the first place, and to be able to grapple with parks issues going forward.

And these kinds of events are important, in order to build support for parks and cultural assets and to reach new audiences.
parks centennial webpage, State of Connecticut, 2014


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