City parks

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

More than two dozen NGOs including conservation and outdoor recreation organizations announced their endorsement today for the Urban Water Federal Partnership, a collaboration of 14 federal agencies that aims to boost local economies and create jobs by... Read more

A festive ribbon-cutting celebration was held today for a new playground at Sussex Avenue Renew School, created through a unique partnership among The Trust for Public Land, Newark's Congregation Ahavas Sholom, and Newark Public Schools. Dignitaries in... 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

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

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