News: Parks

Work to commence on US$175 million Oman Botanic Garden

With a planned completion date in 2023, work has commenced on the US$175 million national botanic garden project in the Sultanate of Oman. Set to be the largest centre of its kind in the…

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Aug 24, 2021 ByNigel Benton Attractions / Environment / Parks / Tourism /

 
 

ParkRoyal Collection Marina Bay transforms into Singapore’s first ‘Garden-in-a-Hotel’

Following a US$33 million overhaul, ParkRoyal Collection Marina Bay, owned by Pan Pacific Hotels Group, has completed its transformation into Singapore's first…

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Aug 4, 2021 Environment / Hospitality / Parks / Tourism / Wellness /

 
 

Global study of parks and gardens spotlights value of urban green space

An international study of parks and gardens, published in Science Advances, finds that while the city park may be an artificial ecosystem, it plays a key role in the environment and our…

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Jul 12, 2021 Environment / Parks / Recreation / Wellness /

 
 

Global Wellness Institute spotlights public art and wellness trend

The Global Wellness Institute has spotlighted a new kind of architecture and design trend in which public spaces are specifically aimed at nurturing our wellbeing. The pandemic…

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Jun 24, 2021 Design / Environment / Parks / Recreation / Wellness /

 
 

Ecological protection boosts visitation to scenic lake in south west China

Ecological protection efforts to enhance the environment of the scenic Fuxian Lake in south west China's Yunnan Province have helped drive a rise in visitor numbers. Located in…

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Jun 21, 2021 Environment / Parks / Tourism /

 
 

New Zealand’s Green Pavlova conference returns from 25th to 28th May

After New Zealand's 2020 Green Pavlova conference was cancelled due to COVID-19, Recreation Aotearoa will be staging its annual event for parks, recreation and open space professionals…

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May 11, 2021 Environment / Parks / Play / Recreation /

 
 

Dubai looks to expand public parks network as part of 2040 vision

Brand Dubai and the Dubai Municipality have announced plans to double areas given over to green public open space in the Emirate. Part of Dubai’s 2040 vision, the project aims to…

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Apr 12, 2021 Environment / Parks / Recreation /

 
 

Singapore’s former Big Splash reopens as Coastal PlayGrove with city’s tallest outdoor play area

The former Big Splash site at Singapore’s East Coast Park has been revitalised as a 4.5-hectare park with new play features and expanded areas of open space. The redevelopment of the…

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Mar 30, 2021 Parks / Play / Recreation / Waterparks /

 
 

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