Blog Entries by The Trust for Public Land

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

Each year, The Trust for Public Land compiles the City Parks Facts report—the nation's most complete compilation of data about urban parks in the nation's largest 100 cities.

Catching waves, bagging peaks, chasing powder—public land is what makes it all possible. That’s why we work across the country to protect places where everyone can get outside, from the best of the backcountry to your go-to neighborhood parks and trails.

As the city of Chattanooga, TN, focuses on creating a healthy, connected community, The Trust for Public Land has become the go-to organization for helping link parks to neighborhoods through innovative projects like the

80 percent of the U.S. population now lives in cities, and those cities are increasingly at risk due to climate change. Rising sea levels, flooding, and intensifying heat waves are serious threats to city living. 

So that's the bad news. The good news is that parks can help. 

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