City parks

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.

Earlier this week, St. Paul celebrated the opening of its newest green space: a one-of-a kind park and urban demonstration farm. But before the dancing and drummers, the custom art and the composting workshops—there was Frogtown.

Before it meant shopping, the word "mall" described a broad public walkway or promenade, often lined with trees.

Saint Paul's newest park, Frogtown Park and Farm, opened to the public today with a day-long celebration, giving the city a new park destination, which includes one of the largest urban farms... Read more

You may remember Newark Riverfront Park—one of The Trust for Public Land's proudest "land for people" success stories of 2013.

When Hurricane Katrina tore through New Orleans in August 2005, it left 90 percent of historic City Park—an area larger than New York's Central Park—underwater.

The Trust for Public Land met Donna Kirkland at a community meeting back in 1996—she was full of big ideas, and we knew right away that we wanted her on our team. Today, she runs our Parks for People... Read more

Wedged between homes and alleyways, Patton Street Park and Garden occupies less than half an acre of property.

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