“Making Philadelphia the greenest city in America involves infrastructure changes and creating healthy, sustainable spaces, and it is also about creating opportunities to educate our children about the environment so that they are prepared to care for it... Read more
It’s not often that we get to participate in a project to restore a portion of our community to the way it was many years ago, but that is exactly what happened at the new Story Mill Community Park.
The Johnson County Park & Recreation District (JCPRD) was established in 1955 and is the only special park district in Kansas. By providing park areas and access to an array of outdoor activities, JCPRD generates numerous economic benefits within the... Read more
Today Mayor Michael A. Nutter, City Council President Darrell L. Clarke, Deputy Mayor/Department of Parks and Recreation Commissioner Michael DiBerardinis and The Trust for Public Land hosted a ribbon-cutting to celebrate the completion of a new green... Read more
Neighbors' participation in park design and development brings many benefits--and community involvement doesn't stop when construction is complete. The Trust for Public Land's focus on stewardship is one way we help create a positive impact and inspire... Read more
Through the identification of schoolyards within the city’s green infrastructure priority areas, targeting specific stormwater management goals, playgrounds like P.S. 261 can have an immediate impact on water quality within their local watersheds
Cleveland has been strongly influenced by the Cuyahoga River and Lake Erie. But the waterways were not always viewed as a recreational resource: throughout the city's history, the river and lake were often polluted and unhealthy. Today, Cleveland is... Read more
Voted the second-best place to live by USA Today in 2014, the vibrant city of Bellevue on the shores of Lake Washington has experienced rapid growth since the 1980s. Mercer Slough, an open wetland in what is today the heart of the city, has long... Read more
For decades, an odd-shaped lot on King Boulevard in South Los Angeles sat vacant. Though fenced off from trespassers, trash collected inside its borders and the weeds grew brown and brittle.
The property is one of thousands of parcels landowners... Read more
Urban alleys are largely underutilized and understudied. Cities across the United States are realizing the potential for alleys to operate as more than single-function spaces for vehicle use.