The latest phase of the park on Governors Island opened to the public this July—20 years after planners voiced vague ideas for its development and 20 years before future visitors assumed the landscape had been there forever.
During last month’s National Outdoor Recreation Conference, I had the opportunity to tour the Presidio of San Francisco, a park that is located on the northern tip of the San Francisco Peninsula and is a component of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
The National Park Service has published their environmental assessment report outlining options for Richard Netura’s 1961 Cyclorama Building at Gettysburg. Their recommended fate for the building: demolition. This comes after two decades of argument and a three year lawsuit between preserving the building in place and removing the building to rehabilitate the battlefield beneath it.
As a collaborative effort to create more accessible connections between key landmarks across the city, the Boston Transportation Department and the National Park Service has initiated a movement to connect transit hubs and historic sites all over Boston via new pedestrian and bicycle paths.