City parks

It was an evening filled with equal parts celebration and gratitude as friends and supporters of Wayzata’s Big Woods gathered Sept. 25. The occasion? To recognize the organizations and community members that came together to preserve the site 10 years ago... Read more

A public park in Wayzata is the Twin Cities’ last piece of a sprawling dense forest that once blanketed much of central Minnesota. Last week, the community celebrated the Wayzata Big Woods’ 10th year as a preserved 14-acre park — the only urban remnant of... Read more

A plan was unveiled on Tuesday to turn an abandoned railway in Queens into a linear, elevated park. As WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell reported, the overgrown 3.5-mile stretch of rail line that was once the Long Island Rail Road’s Rockaway Beach Branch, hasn’t... Read more

The new study, set to be released Tuesday by The Trust for Public Land, outlines a plan for the 3.5 mile abandoned Rockaway Beach rail line. There would be new access points for the QueensWay, exercise stations, food concessions and outdoor nature... Read more

A proposal to transform 3.5 miles of abandoned railroad tracks into the Queens version of the High Line would cost $120 million and provide Queens residents with bicycle and pedestrian paths, basketball courts and even an adventure park, according to a... Read more

What use is an abandoned railway, its rusted tracks overgrown with invasive vines, snaking past split-level houses, big-box stores and forested parkland?

After a year of meetings with residents of Queens, The Trust for Public Land and the Friends of the QueensWay, a grassroots community organization with over 3,000 supporters from Central and Southern Queens, today... Read more

After meeting the pups of Potso, we can't get enough of the dog-park scene. We went off-leash at Alamo Square in San Francisco to ask locals what makes their park special—and found the human and canine community out... Read more

New York City and The Trust for Public Land today continued a unique partnership to build up to 40 new school playgrounds that will include green infrastructure to capture stormwater when it rains, thereby easing pressure on the City's sewer system and... Read more

Today The City of New York and The Trust for Public Land celebrated the completion of their sixth green infrastructure playground—the first to open in Queens—with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at J.H.S. 157 Halsey Jr. High School.

The Trust for Public... Read more