City parks

Six playgrounds throughout the City of San Francisco will be completely renovated with funds from the voter-approved 2012 San Francisco Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond. The first six selected playgrounds are Alice Chalmers Playground, John McLaren... Read more

The abandoned Rockaway Beach line of the Long Island Rail Road cuts a shaggy green swath through southern Queens. The line has been rotting since the 1950s, though a group of park advocates say the result is not ruin but wild perfection. They want to make... Read more

The proposal to build a public park similar to Manhattan's High Line in Queens got a boost from the state. The New York City Regional Economic Development Council has given nearly $450,000 to the QueensWay project.

The Trust for Public Land (TPL) and Friends of the QueensWay recently joined local elected officials and economic development leaders in touting the $443,750 award the QueensWay project received through Governor Andrew Cuomo’s New York City Regional... 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

Few places need a good park more than the Tenderloin. In the densest of San Francisco neighborhoods, many residents live in single rooms—making public open space critical to the community’s health and... Read more

Massive steel arches were installed late Sunday over the Bloomingdale Trail bridge, where the 2.7-mile elevated path crosses Milwaukee Avenue on the border of Wicker Park and Bucktown. Scheduled to open next summer, the Bloomingdale Trail will serve as the... Read more

Plans for a proposed park along an abandoned Queens rail line were revealed Tuesday as advocates begin the first steps in raising the cash necessary to make it a reality.

What was once a barren blacktop schoolyard in Newark is now a brand-new colorful play area financed in large part by the contributions of agencies and individuals in the Greater MetroWest Jewish community.

Last week there was a ribbon cutting for a redeveloped schoolyard at Sussex Avenue Renew School—previously an unimproved asphalt area. The space now features an outdoor classroom, two playgrounds (one for early childhood classes and another for ages 5 to... Read more

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