City parks

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced a $10 million donation from the Helen Diller Family Foundation through The Trust for Public Land (TPL) for a major renovation of the Civic Center Plaza Playgrounds that is set to begin construction in summer 2016.

The Trust for Public Land is a national nonprofit that, along with other conservation-related activities, purchases land to turn it into parks and similar public spaces.

The Queens version of the High Line is one small step closer to becoming a reality.

John F. Kennedy Park in Richmond, California, was once the core of community's social life. Neighbors who grew up near the park and still live in the area. But the park has aged, and hard times in the surrounding neighborhood have left its facilities... Read more

The crowds were gone Tuesday from Frogtown Park and Farm. There were no speakers, no dignitaries, no poems recited or vegetables sold. All was quiet, except for a few visitors and the sound of wind rustling the trees atop one of the highest points in St.... 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.

Earlier this week, St. Paul celebrated the opening of its newest green space: a one-of-a kind park and urban demonstration farm. But before the dancing and drummers, the custom art and the composting workshops—there was Frogtown.

Before it meant shopping, the word "mall" described a broad public walkway or promenade, often lined with trees.

As I have previously written about, several recently unveiled projects in Chicago have been justifiably attracting a lot of attention. Most of these, including the impressive expansion of the Riverwalk, are, as one might expect, located in the central,... Read more

What can happen when neighbors get together for dinner? Frogtown Park and Farm, actually. Soyini Guyton—one of those neighbors, who now heads the Frogtown Farm board—told the story of how this seed got planted Saturday at a grand opening for St. Paul's... Read more