What if there was an Olympic sport for most parks visited in one day?
Farms and ranches could be included. So could regional trails and community gardens. Competitors would have to touch a sign post with the park's name on it before moving onto the next. They could use any transportation available to them to get between the parks (excluding helicopters - that's not fair).
The Park-A-Thon would have to take place in the San Francisco Bay Area because no where else can you visit as many parks all in one day. We have over a million acres of parks for all to enjoy. We have national leaders in land conservation throughout our ten counties. We have regional trails, regional plans, and regional projects. And we have some of the most beautiful parks in the world.
We have Olympic fever. But since NBC hasn't asked us for our commentary on the 2012 London Games, we'll share our ideas here with you. Our regular programming will return August 15.