City parks

Rolling hills, expansive views, wild animals, meandering streams, open meadows and green forests—all surrounding the Craftsman mansion built by the co-founder of the historic Orenco townsite—will soon be available in the form of a 42-acre nature park for... Read more

This report provides a rich menu of options for continuing the growth and improvement in Memphis’ park and recreation system, with proposals ranging from relatively quick and inexpensive to long-term and structural.

Of course there will be sleeper hits and breakout stars. But when it comes to the 2015 pop culture moments we’re already regarding as money in the bank, how could we not have a good feeling about so many of our beloved favorites coming back — even if, for... Read more

Democracy — or a slice of it — is stored in a city database. As it turns out, the mail sent to the Bozeman City Commission by concerned residents doesn't just disappear into the ether when it's checked off commissioners' reading lists.

The tempo is rising for Esperanza Spalding.

In the decade since she became a Trust for Public Land supporter, she's released a top-ten album, performed for the president, and won four Grammy Awards—including Best New Artist. Her infusion of jazz... Read more

Obesity and related health problems are a leading preventable cause of death in America. But for many people, gym membership fees are a barrier to getting in shape. The Trust for Public Land is working to bring free Fitness Zone® areas to parks across the... Read more

There's the aerial, the kickflip, and the ollie, the tailslide, railslide, noseslide, and the McTwist. But in many neighborhoods, the toughest trick in the book is simply finding a place to skate. 

That's true even in San Francisco—a city that looms... Read more

A decade in the making, an unused 2.7-mile rail line is set to become Chicago's great new park.

Here are 10 major events that will make 2015 a legendary year in Chicago's history.

We have been working with Denver nonprofit Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK) to transform 5 acres in the city's Montbello neighborhood into a restored natural area with native gardens, educational kiosks, walking trails, and interactive nature play... Read more