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2017 HALS Challenge: Documenting City or Town Park(s)

The deadline for the 2017 contest has passed. Thank you to everyone who submitted entries. The winners will be announced at ASLA's annual meeting in October.

Split rail fence with lake, house and trees in background (Wilcox Park in Rhode Island)

For the 8th annual HALS Challenge, we invite you to document a historic city or town park. In 2016, the National
Park Service celebrated its Centennial with the FIND YOUR PARK movement to spread the word about the amazing national parks and the inspirational stories they tell about our diverse cultural heritage. Find Your Park is about more than just national parks! It's also about local parks and the many ways that the American public can connect with history and culture and make new discoveries. With more than 80% of Americans living in urban areas, urban parks are becoming more important than ever. There are many fascinating historic city and town parks in all 50 states.

People from every state are hereby challenged to complete at least one HALS short format history to document these beloved resources. Preservation Through Documentation!

31 July 2017: Submission deadline

For further information contact:

Chris Stevens