Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry: Bureau of Parks and Lands Announces New Outdoor Recreation Investments Map. “The map highlights investments in outdoor recreation such as trails, parks, and other projects. 870 [Land and Water Conservation Fund]-assisted outdoor recreation projects included on the map are safeguarded for everyone to enjoy perpetually.”
Spotted on Reddit: A database of theme parks. Apparently the data is based on an app called LogRide, which is a theme park tracker. The database contains information on over 1300 theme parks, over 3200 roller coasters and over 37,000 attractions. Tons of information and photographs and even a toggle switch to go between metric and imperial measurements. Holy mackerel.
Washington Post: Ball pits were gross even before the pandemic. Will we ever dive in again?. “Natalie Pariano was feeling some pandemic-related wanderlust and found herself looking through old travel photos when something stopped her scrolling finger dead in its tracks. It was a shot of her head poking out of a pool of pastel-colored balls. The picture was from a 2019 trip to the Color Factory, an immersive, Instagrammable attraction in New York City that features rooms full of colorful installations. At the time, it had felt perfectly natural to dive in. But now?”