Our Parks — Paradise Awaits!

By Tatum Lyles

Numerous parks, monuments, and recreation areas dot the landscape of America. From national to state and city parks, there are literally millions of acres of land conserved for the plants and animals who inhabit them, as well as the people who need them (that’s all of us). They conserve endangered species of plants and animals, maintain landscapes from which we can learn about the history of our people and planet, and serve as a reminder that there’s a much bigger world than our day jobs and endless responsibilities would have us believe.