•  Farewell Bend Park in Bend, Oregon
    A park is a gift - pass it on!

    Your membership gift will help us do even more to create parks and protect land for people in 2014.


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  • The power of parks

    For 40 years, we've worked with communities to protect more than 3 million acres from the inner city to the wilderness.

  • Kartoon Antwine and his daughter
    Land for people

    Hear real stories of how parks change lives and transform communities.

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    Kartoon Antwine and his daughter
  • Taking a leap at Pouch Camp on Staten Island, NY
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    We're protecting the places that make your community special—from neighborhood playgrounds, gardens, and trails to vast wilderness escapes. Get to know us!

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Celebrating 40 years of creating parks and protecting land for people

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We help communities across the country plan and raise funds for conservation.

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We protect the places people care about and create close-to-home parks—particularly in and near cities.

Fitness Zones

In Los Angeles, intrepid seniors are using their local Trust for Public Land Fitness Zone® exercise area to get outside and get in shape.


Good news for those thirsty for more park space—or just plain thirsty: Goose Island Beer Company is donating a portion of proceeds from their delicious Green Line Pale Ale to our work on The 606, Chicago’s next great park.


In a newsletter to his constituents in the fall of 1969, Senator Gaylord Nelson announced an “environmental teach-in” planned for college campuses the following year—an event that would come to be known as the first Earth Day.


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Good news for those thirsty for more parks--or just plain thirsty> http://t.co/uZgNqibjE6 THANKS @GooseIsland ! http://t.co/rRyaOhKxtC
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RT @Adrian_Benepe: Youth run wild! @tpl_org turned old Boerum Hill schoolyard into community playground that also captures storm water http…
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RT @Adrian_Benepe: PS 261 playground pavilion with a green roof gets watered by a hand-pumped rain barrel. Urban alchemy by @tpl_org http:/…