Blog Entries by The Trust for Public Land

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.

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.

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.

The results are in: we've run the numbers on park systems in the 75 largest U.S.

Ok, so no one likes unraveling acronyms. But if you care about getting outdoors, this one should be on your radar. Ready? L-W-C-F.