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Dallas, Texas

Better known for big hair and big hats, the city of Dallas has a park system more on the modest side: #40 out of the 75 on The Trust for Public Land Parkscore® index in 2015. But if you know where to look, you’ll find some one-of-a-kind parks in this...

Avalon Green Alley demonstration project, Los Angeles

Sonia Rodriguez lives in walking distance of her kids’ school and the grocery store, but it's always felt safer to drive. The streets in her Los Angeles neighborhood are broad and busy, with narrow sidewalks. And though they're free of traffic, the alleyways that cut behind her neighbors’ houses...

Michael Lanza/TheBigOutside.com

The ranger in the office of Idaho’s Sawtooth National Recreation Area frowned skeptically when I explained my plans to backpack an 18-mile loop to Alice and Toxaway lakes. He looked down at my son, Nate, then six years old and about 40 pounds—less than the weight of the pack I’d carry—clutching...

Haskill Basin, Whitefish, Montana

There are corners of Montana where it can seem like time stands still. In the hush of a deep forest or the chatter of a trout stream, the imagination wanders back to an era in the West when the woods were wild and deals were sealed with a handshake.

It was a handshake deal with F.H....

Hands holding a stopwatch

What can you get done in 10 minutes? Maybe a few quick chores, like folding the laundry or tidying up in the garage. You could read a chapter of that book you’ve been meaning to finish or—let’s be honest—get to the bottom of your Facebook feed.

But what The Trust for Public Land wants to...

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