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Opening day at The 606

Alright, some of them biked ... or roller-bladed ... or danced! But one way or another, 50,000 people turned out to celebrate the long-awaited debut of The 606. The former rail line that once divided neighborhoods is now bringing them together—and we couldn’t...

Sigurd Olson, 1950

Unless you've got Midwestern roots and a PhD in English, you probably don't recognize this man. But if you're the type of person who likes to get outdoors to unwind—to ditch the cell phone, take a deep breath, and enjoy a quiet moment to yourself—he knows you.

Simplicity in

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The 606 - A park you can look up to

Six days from today—on Saturday, June 6—we’ll join our friends, neighbors, and community partners in Chicago to celebrate the grand opening of The 606—the city’s next great park and trail system. As we prep for the big party, a...

Ute Valley Park, Colorado

Colorado is famous for its rugged backcountry, but most people still rely on community parks for getting outdoors. Ute Valley Park in Colorado Springs is one example. A suburban oasis packed with hiking trails, mountain biking, and even...

The results are in: we've run the numbers on park systems in the 75 largest U.S. cities to create the fourth annual Trust for Public Land ParkScore® Index, unveiled today. Combining factors of park acreage, amenities, and access, the index gives planners—...

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