HALS (Historic American Landscapes Survey)
2017 HALS Challenge: Documenting City or Town Parks
For the 8th annual HALS Challenge, we invite you to document historic city or town parks.
With more than 80% of Americans living in urban areas, our parks are becoming more important than ever. Many of our cities and towns contain historic parks, telling the story of our cultural and urban heritage. These landscapes range from village greens, vest-pocket parks, squares, to urban parkways and park systems.
In 2016, the National Park Service celebrated its Centennial with the FIND YOUR PARK movement to spread the word about these amazing resources. The 2017 HALS Challenge is building upon the FIND YOUR PARK theme and encourages you to document parks and share your knowledge about them.
HALS challenges you to complete at least one HALS Short Format history.
Find Your Park! Connect with history and culture and share new discoveries!
Submission deadline: 31 July 2017
Preservation Through Documentation!