City parks

Hanging out on abandoned railroad tracks, usually an un-civic and unhelpful activity, can be transformed into a good thing with just two words: “linear park.”

Heritage Park was open to the public in May after years of remediation and on Monday it was officially unveiled as a new recreation area.

It was all smiles, thanks and applause at Monday afternoon's ribbon-cutting ceremony for long-awaited, 3-acre Heritage Park, the new passive recreation area hugging the Kill van Kull waterfront in West Brighton, offering dead-on views of the Bayonne Bridge... Read more

A ribbon-cutting celebration was held today for a new passive recreational park located along the waterfront of Staten Island's north shore on the Kill Van Kull Watershed—created through a partnership of The Trust for Public Land, The Port Authority of New... Read more

From San Francisco's first public park, Portsmouth Square, to the unparalleled experience of Golden Gate Park, the city's vast legacy of diverse parks has great economic value: an impressive $959 million a year.

It was an evening filled with equal parts celebration and gratitude as friends and supporters of Wayzata’s Big Woods gathered Sept. 25. The occasion? To recognize the organizations and community members that came together to preserve the site 10 years ago... Read more

A public park in Wayzata is the Twin Cities’ last piece of a sprawling dense forest that once blanketed much of central Minnesota. Last week, the community celebrated the Wayzata Big Woods’ 10th year as a preserved 14-acre park — the only urban remnant of... Read more

A plan was unveiled on Tuesday to turn an abandoned railway in Queens into a linear, elevated park. As WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell reported, the overgrown 3.5-mile stretch of rail line that was once the Long Island Rail Road’s Rockaway Beach Branch, hasn’t... Read more

The new study, set to be released Tuesday by The Trust for Public Land, outlines a plan for the 3.5 mile abandoned Rockaway Beach rail line. There would be new access points for the QueensWay, exercise stations, food concessions and outdoor nature... Read more

A proposal to transform 3.5 miles of abandoned railroad tracks into the Queens version of the High Line would cost $120 million and provide Queens residents with bicycle and pedestrian paths, basketball courts and even an adventure park, according to a... Read more