Experts are advising that it is good to go outside with precautions of spacing and social distancing while hiking, biking, and jogging. Also, washing hands before and after activities is recommended (such as playing volleyball or basketball). Temecula’s Park Rangers are still in the field and would like to remind one and all to maintain social distance and although our parks remain open, please avoid high-contact play structures for your safety and protection during this time.
Frederick Law Olmstead: Designing America (on Amazon Prime) A man of passionate vision and drive, Frederick Law Olmsted defined and named the profession of landscape architecture and designed America’s most beloved parks and landscapes of the past century--New York’s Central Park, Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, the U.S. Capitol grounds, the Biltmore Estate, and many others. During a remarkable forty-year career that began in the mid-1800s, Olmsted created the first park systems, urban greenways, and planned surburban residential communities in this country. He was a pivotal figure in the movement to create and preserve natural parks such as Yosemite, Yellowstone, and Niagra Falls. He also contrbuted to the design of many academic campuses, including Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. Olmstead’s career reflected a deep concern for fostering community and using the restorative effects of natural scenery to counteract the debiliting forces of the modern city.