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Freedom Park in Charlotte, North Carolina, has always been a special place for my family. I spent many afternoons of my childhood there—playing youth lacrosse, riding bikes around the duck pond, and climbing on the giant steam engine. Now, as an adult, I go there with my wife to walk the dog and...

Kyle racing the Gobi March

155 miles. 7 days. 117-degree heat. They call it the Gobi March, an annual ultramarathon that draws some of the world’s most elite athletes to a remote desert in western China. It’s just the kind of challenge that Kyle McCoy lives for.

A former...

Opening day at The 606

Alright, some of them biked ... or roller-bladed ... or danced! But one way or another, 50,000 people turned out to celebrate the long-awaited debut of The 606. The former rail line that once divided neighborhoods is now bringing them together—and we couldn’t...

Sigurd Olson, 1950

Unless you've got Midwestern roots and a PhD in English, you probably don't recognize this man. But if you're the type of person who likes to get outdoors to unwind—to ditch the cell phone, take a deep breath, and enjoy a quiet moment to yourself—he knows you.

Simplicity in

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The 606 - A park you can look up to

Six days from today—on Saturday, June 6—we’ll join our friends, neighbors, and community partners in Chicago to celebrate the grand opening of The 606—the city’s next great park and trail system. As we prep for the big party, a...

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