Parks

7 smart and simple ways public spaces are being adapted for social distancing

People now need helpful cues to navigate familiar spaces. These designs show how it can be done.

Covid-19 is highlighting cities' unequal access to green space

Our interactive tool shows how much green space people have access to across England.

Should cities be turning golf courses into parks?

Another unlikely question raised by the pandemic.

Podcast: Health and efficiency

Into the great outdoors.

Park Life: A brief history of Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens

Early blogger Samuel Pepys was apparently fond of the lobster.

Park life: What’s the best park in London to hold a duel?

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Park Life: On Burgess Park, the ever growing open space in south London

Highlights include: the absence of a canal.

Park Life: On the repeated incineration of Alexandra Palace

Fire and mini golf in north London.

Park Life: In search of the lost palace of Wanstead Park

In the first of a new column, Ed gets lost in Epping Forest.

Cities can now measure tranquility, on a scale of 1-10

What is measured doesn’t move.

Podcast: Parklife

Duh, d-duh, d-duh, d-duh-duh.

All the parks the High Line copied

Imitator of a few, copied by many.

Here are all the city parks attempting to copy New York's High Line

Next time, let’s just call it a park, eh?

So Hamburg is turning its Autobahn into a park

And it's on its way to becoming completely car-free.

The hole in Bucharest that’s become a nature reserve

Planning failure or triumph of nature?