December 2010 - Parks & Recreation - 24

Who, What, Where & hoW around the Parks

holiday	Parks,	Recreation,	and	
Conservation	facts
$172,000

The approximate cost of setting up a
public ice-skating rink in warm, sunny
Florida.
http://www.ocala.com/article/20101020/
ARtIcLeS/101029972/1402/
NeWS?p=2&tc=pg

23,000

The number of
Christmas trees turned
into mulch at 80 new
York City locations by the
city's parks department last
January. it was the highest
number ever reached by the
city's annual " mulchFest. "
http://www.qgazette.com/news/2010-0113/Features/23000_trees_Mulched_At_
Mulchfest_2010.html

Celebrity
Surfboard
Signing

an annual holiday fundraiser by the
malibu, California, parks department.
http://www.ci.malibu.ca.us/index.cfm/fuseaction/
detail/navid/272/cid/13145/

1 million

The number of lights adorning Ocean
City, maryland's parks and streets
for its " Winterfest of Lights. " Visitors
board the tram at the beach city's
northside Park for a tour through the
annual winter wonderland.
http://www.oceancitymarylandblog.com/?p=424

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Kings Canyon
National Park,
Calfiornia

The home of the official national
Christmas tree. The tree, a giant
sequoia called the " general grant
Tree, " is over 300 feet tall. it was made
the official Christmas tree in 1925.
http://www.corsinet.com/braincandy/xmastrivia.html

5 million tons

The amount of trash americans throw
away between Thanksgiving and new
Year's each year (according to the
environmental Protection agency).
http://whynotboutiqueblog.blogspot.com/2009/12/
green-alternatives-to-wrapping-paper.html

Zoo Doo

a gift-giving idea promoted by
Seattle's Woodland Park zoo. zoo
Doo, a year-round fundraiser, comes
in a special holiday variety described
as " an exotic Holidoo compost " made
primarily from elephant dung. a pintsized stocking stuffer is only $4.95.
http://www.zoo.org/2009/wastefreeholiday

Santa Park

an amusement park and visitor
attraction in the Lapland region of
Finland. it is meant to emulate the
cavern home of Santa Claus in the
arctic Circle, and it attracts thousands
of visitors each year.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Park



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