City parks

In Los Angeles last weekend, a neighborhood street echoed with the sound of soaring swing-sets, clattering skateboards, and the buoyant brass of a Mariachi band. It was the grand opening of Watts Serenity Park—and for community advocate... Read more

Ute Valley Park is one of Colorado Springs most popular parks, and it will be expanding soon.

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.

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

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

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

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