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Behind a Frozen Waterfall

Minneapolis-based photographer Matt Sepeta captured this image of the frozen Minnehaha Falls. Located in a Minneapolis park, Minnehaha Falls are near the point where the Mississippi River and Minnehaha Creek converge.

Japan’s Galactic Winter Light Show

The Nabana no Sato botanical garden in the Nagashima Resort has been transformed into a winter wonderland of lights, which makes visitors feel like they’re walking among the stars. Here’s more on this brilliant light display: The park features millions of LED lights spread across the vast grounds of the garden, water and plant alike…Nabana no Sato [...]

Cthulhu Jack-O’-Lantern

When the Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, Rhode Island, say that it’s hosting a Jack-O’-Lantern Spectacular, they’re not kidding. These carved pumpkins sure are spectacular! My favorite is the Cthulhu pumpkin above (if [...]

Trailer Park

Yeah, it’s a park on a trailer. This is one of the “pop-up parks” seen around Louisville, Kentucky, on Friday. Parking spaces were turned into green spaces by those celebrating PARK(ing) Day. Link -via reddit

The 12 Most Unique Playgrounds in the World

Unless you had crazy parents who locked you up inside all day, all of us have enjoyed the freedom and wonder that make playgrounds magical. But it goes without saying that some playgrounds are far more spectacular and imaginative than others. Here are a few of the coolest playgrounds you’re ever likely to enjoy. Clemyjontri Park, [...]

The Amusement Park Being Swallowed by the Sea

Blackgang Chine amusement park opened on the Isle of Wight in 1843, which makes it Britain’s oldest amusement park. But it’s been relocated several times due to collapsing cliffs, and the sea is still eroding the land underneath it! Read the story of Blackgang Chine, and see plenty of pictures, at Environmenal Graffiti. Link

Invade All of the Humans!

(YouTube link) The world has been conquered by an army of giant robots! Well, two giant robots. Um, actually they’re kinda small. But they’ve taken over the world! Or, maybe just the park. Actually, the area near the park bench. But they’ve taken over! This video by Tom and Mark features “two malfunctioning robotic educational toys” [...]

Homeless Student Got Accepted Into Harvard

On the nights when David Boone had no where else to go, the high school senior slept on a bench at a local baseball park. Now, through perseverence and hard work, the homeless student has won [...]

Cheetah and Dog are Roommates

(YouTube link) One year ago, Busch Gardens Tampa introduced the public to a cheetah cub and a yellow Lab puppy who are best friends. The pair — later named Kasi and Mtani by park fans via a Facebook poll — spent only supervised play times together at first. Now, a year later, they live together full time [...]

Cannonball Loop: World’s Most Dangerous Waterslide

That waterslide that John posted a couple of days ago sure looked dangerous, but believe it or not, there’s one even MORE dangerous. In fact, it was so dangerous that it was shut down by park safety. io9 has the story of [...]