• A peak in King, Washington

    Speaking up for public lands: how to write a letter to your representatives

    If you really want to make an impression, there’s a lot to be said for doing it the old-fashioned way.

  • People enjoying the bridge in South Chickamauga

    Chattanooga bridges the greenway gap

    "Now there's true connectivity into neighborhoods. This is a big deal."

  • The Equipo Verde participates in a clean up day at an LA Green Alley as a part of the Avalon Green Alleys program.

    Meet the Equipo Verde: allies for alleys

    They're turning a neglected alleyway in South Los Angeles into a walkable, bikeable, beautiful public resource.

  • A woman plays fetch with her dog at Whitefish Lake in the Haskill Basin in Whitefish, MT

    In Montana, a community keeps the water flowing

    A local ballot measure to fund the protection of Haskill Basin passed with an overwhelming majority of 84 percent.

  • A snowy Wilson Peak rises above autumn forests near Telluride, Colorado

    Trading spaces for a famous Fourteener

The 606
They grow up so fast! Chicago's newest park and trail is just past six months old, and we're marking the occasion with a new video. We took ...
Land&People magazine
For more than 40 years, The Trust for Public Land has worked to connect people to nature, parks, and each other. These connections are the ...
Mallows Bay, MD
On the Maryland side of the Potomac, in the rural community of Nanjemoy, you'll find a sheltered cove called Mallows Bay. The sandy bluffs ...
It's a big day for us: we're debuting a new look—only the third in our 40-year history—and we hope you like it! A little history: The Trust ...
If you ask urban planners, great public spaces have a lot in common ... even though one of those things is that each is unique! This year, ...
We're big fans of the Appalachian Trail— big, like 250,000 acres big! —so of course we had to ...
Frogtown Park and Farm
Earlier this week, St. Paul celebrated the opening of its newest green space: a one-of-a kind park and urban demonstration farm. But before ...
You may remember Newark Riverfront Park —one of The Trust for Public Land's ...
It's National Public Lands Day! Good thing, too—because these incredible places need your help now more than ever. Some powerful ...
Mount Hunter. Vinson Massif. Latok II. Tsering Masong. Rakekniven Peak. Even before the Himalayan expedition documented in the stunning new ...
Santa Barbara in 1898
Before anyone hyped kombucha or acai berry smoothies, a simpler drink was all the rage among health nuts: mineral water, drawn from natural ...
The National Park Service is marking its hundredth birthday with a special gift to kids. In a bid to get more students and families ...
Denali
North America's highest peak rises 20,310 feet above forests of spruce and aspen, a snow-shrouded behemoth that has always defied ...
City Park, New Orleans
When Hurricane Katrina tore through New Orleans in August 2005, it left 90 percent of historic City Park—an area larger than New York's ...
The Trust for Public Land met Donna Kirkland at a community meeting back in 1996—she was full of big ideas, and we knew right away that we ...
Weir Farm, CT
When J. Alden Weir traded one of his paintings and $10 for some land in Connecticut in the summer of 1882, he was just looking for a place ...
#OurLand: Black Diamond's Peter Metcalf
For all their reputation as free spirits, climbers talk a lot about commitment. From local crags to the big walls of Yosemite, you'll hear ...
Bonneville Shoreline Trail
Utah residents have a peculiar park predicament. On the one hand, their state is famous for its spectacular natural landscapes—from the red ...
An early morning hike near Joshua Tree National Park
Say you're out exploring in your favorite national park—skirting the base of a rock formation in Joshua Tree, or making your way to the ...
Did you hear about the rose that grew from a crack in the concrete? Proving nature's law is wrong it learned to walk without having ...
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Remember Florida's "Amendment 1?" Back in November, citizens in the Sunshine State approved $22 billion in dedicated funds for conservation ...
Freedom Park in Charlotte, North Carolina, has always been a special place for my family. I spent many afternoons of my childhood there— ...
Kyle racing the Gobi March
Update: We joined #GobiMarch contender Kyle McCoy in a Twitter chat July 7. Check it out! 155 miles. 7 days. 117-degree heat. They call it ...
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- ...
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 ...