June 2022: The Parks Issue

Step outside and take a deep breath in because the outdoors is the place to be this summer! Whether you’re visiting a city, state or national park, we’ve got loads of park-related content in this Parks Issue to satisfy your cravings for being outside. From picnics to park rangers, stargazing to safety tips, climbing to camping, this issue is a reminder to get up and get out!

 
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From The June 2022 Issue

June 14, 2022
A lush oasis for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages, Waterloo Park provides 11 acres of green space in the heart of downtown Austin. After undergoing a total transformation, the revitalized park opened in August...
June 1, 2022
When preparing for a camping or hiking trip, packing a first-aid kit is crucial. The second thing to remember is if you get injured while in the wilderness, you must stay calm, regardless of...
June 1, 2022
With summer kicking off, we, at AFM, decided to dive into equally important ways to care for ourselves other than solely exercising. As showcased through Kick Mo’s Butt, the great city of Austin offers...
June 1, 2022
In a city as beautiful as Austin, the parks and outdoor spaces entice many dog owners and their dogs. While Austin is known for being dog-friendly, the beauty of our parks and water spaces,...
June 1, 2022
Hello AFM! We have another local gem to share in our quest to showcase Austin’s mecca of fitness. This month’s tour brought us to Austin Archery Club (AAC), where beginners to accomplished archer enthusiasts...
June 1, 2022
Ah, camping. The simplicity of a tent, nature’s beauty and gentle sounds of birds and waterfalls. No alarm clocks blaring, no rush-hour traffic and all the delicious camp food.  While camping is a great...
June 1, 2022
Austin is consistently ranked one of the fittest cities in America, and for good reason. We’ve got a plethora of great gyms, fitness studios and personal trainers in every corner of the city, in...
June 1, 2022
Christopher Zebo ran out of gas in Texas. In 2009, Zebo packed up all of his belongings and explored the lower 48 states for four months with a backseat full of photography gear. The...
June 1, 2022
Austin is well-known for various reasons, including its picturesque outdoor spaces such as Lady Bird Lake, Barton Creek Greenbelt and Zilker Park. However, finding a perfect spot to stargaze can be challenging because of...
June 1, 2022
I arrived at the Lady Bird Lake boardwalk around 11:30 a.m. For the last two weeks, I imagined this day as bright and sunny, but now, with rolling gray clouds, it looked like a...
June 1, 2022
There is nothing more romantic, intimate or familiar than an old-fashioned picnic in the park. Whether it be your neighborhood park or a state park, there are plenty of places in Austin to set...
June 1, 2022
In 1994, the Northridge earthquake struck the city of Los Angeles at 4:30 a.m., causing a citywide power outage. Shortly after, the surrounding observatories received numerous calls from spooked residents claiming to see an...
June 1, 2022
Summer is the perfect season for eating healthier. Nature opens up her pantry, providing fresh fruits and vegetables in abundance. Holidays like the Fourth of July revolve around fireworks, not food.  However, your weekend...
June 1, 2022
Serves 1 302 calories, 30.3 carbohydrates, 9.8 fat, 22.2 protein (without egg) 374 calories, 30.7 carbohydrates, 14.5 fat, 28.5 protein (with egg) Ingredients: 1 Ezekiel multi-grain English muffin 2 oz lox 1 egg (optional)...
June 1, 2022
It can be hard to find time to stay active between the daily activities of a parent. Luckily, many tasks increase the time you spend moving around, but you may still be looking for...
June 1, 2022
At the beginning of April, I went backpacking in Big Bend National Park. This trip was a gift and fell on my one-year anniversary of opening my business. If you have your own businesses,...
June 1, 2022
The topic of naturopathic medicine is a complicated one.  Although naturopathic medicine requires the same education level as a medical doctor plus additional courses on nutrition and herbal/physical medicines, naturopathic physicians aren’t formally licensed...
June 1, 2022
Emilie Hernandez has always loved rock climbing, but her past climbing experiences were far from perfect when it came to inclusivity. When she started climbing at 23 years old, Hernandez often went climbing with...
June 1, 2022
With summer’s peak approaching, your vacation time probably includes at least one visit to a nearby state park. However, there are some key things to keep in mind to be courteous to the park...
June 1, 2022
The law of the land. The educators of the outdoors. The leaders of campers and hikers. The gatekeepers of knowledge. These are the faces of our Texas state parks. On paper, park rangers are...
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