An organization in Washington has created a new way to find out more about public parks, gardens and other historic, designed landscapes in our area and around the country.
The Cultural Landscape Foundation has launched a new searchable, online database called What's Out There. It's a wiki-style website that has information on the history and design of 650 sites around the U.S. so far. Some in the D.C. area include Meridian Hill Park in Washington, the Mt. Vernon Memorial Highway in Virginia, and the planned community of Greenbelt, Maryland.
The group says it's the only online tool for searching information about the nation's designed landscapes. The foundation is asking the public to help expand the database by contributing details on more sites around the country.
Matt McCleskey reports...