•  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
    Welcome to The Trust for Public Land

    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.


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.


"Today is fantastic. It's been a long, long battle," said Santa Cruz County Supervisor Neal Coonerty to the San Jose Mercury News.


19 hours ago
Study finds that places with more trees tend to be happier: http://t.co/0itR0ERn0P . #ParkScore
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N.J. must find sustainable source of open space funding, says @tpl_org's Anthony Cucchi: http://t.co/ztbfBjWTWU
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THANKYOU to our partners @ICFI @NatlParkService for making new free #AnacostiaPark fitness area possible: http://t.co/IcsGjNQtud