Queens College released its survey of people who live near the 3.5 mile abandoned rail line. Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder and others who want the train reactivated said they have public support. QueensWay boosters, who envision a High Line-type park on the... Read more
Children travel from all over Bridgeport to attend Classical Studies Magnet Academy, a public magnet school in the city's West Side neighborhood. The school's motto, "Every child, every chance, every day" reflects its commitment to helping each child... Read more
The Trust for Public Land and Friends of the QueensWay today praised the newly released Queens College survey on the use of the former Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) Rockaway Beach Branch (RBB) line, saying the survey shows local support for a new park along... Read more
Believe it or not, these are grins for green infrastructure.
You might be picturing pavement and pipelines, but Chattanooga's first green infrastructure demonstration project is actually a park. Unveiled last month, the Spears Avenue Pump Track... Read more
Johnson Oak Park in Bridgeport's East End is one of the city's top priorities for park improvement. The park is adjacent to Tisdale Elementary School and is used by students and neighbors alike. The Trust for Public Land used a participatory design process... Read more
Fifty-four acres in North Bozeman are being developed into the Story Mill Community Park. Part of the project includes restoring acres of wetlands. The land used to be a ranch and was drained and filled in. Now crews are restoring it to its natural state... Read more
Dubbed "the Park City", Bridgeport, Connecticut, is looking to live up to its name. In 2012, the city completed a Parks Master Plan, outlining park, open space, and green infrastructure goals. The mayor declared parks critical to "the future health of the... Read more
The residents of South Los Angeles were initially a bit skeptical about the idea of green alleys. “When we first started talking to community members, they were like, ‘No way,’” says Tori Kjer, a program director of the Trust for Public Land...But that’s... Read more
Hanging out on abandoned railroad tracks, usually an un-civic and unhelpful activity, can be transformed into a good thing with just two words: “linear park.”
Heritage Park was open to the public in May after years of remediation and on Monday it was officially unveiled as a new recreation area.