City parks

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. But when the new park officially opens this coming weekend, visitors will find a lot to do in the relatively small space, which has been packed with play areas, winding paths, fitness equipment, benches and tables and a community garden. Of course, there are trees, small amounts of turf and drought-tolerant landscaping.

The Ironbound is a close-knit, multicultural community in Newark's East Ward, home to many families with children. The lack of play space is a problem throughout the East Ward.

Rocky Graham Park is the only outdoor recreational space in Marin City, the most diverse city in the county. The Trust for Public Land worked with the community to re-design the park, which re-opened in July 2015 with modern amenities.

Did you hear about the rose that grew from a crack in the concrete? 
Proving nature's law is wrong it  learned to walk without having feet. 
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Donna Kirkland has spent the last ten years working on the greening of Newark. She is forging a new kind of urban environmentalism by strengthening and empowering communities through park revival.

Thanks to the generosity of donors like you, The Trust for Public Land is creating parks and conserving land for people in nearly every state across the country. Our work is transforming communities and improving the American way of life. Please join us in making a difference by contributing to one of our signature local campaigns.

While The 606 has only been open a few weeks, Chicagoans and visitors are enjoying this 2.7-mile ribbon of recreational space that includes areas for cyclists, runners, walkers and others who wish to enjoy the community interaction and commune with nature and neighbors. This unique place was created by the Trust for Public Land and other partners, including the City of Chicago and the Chicago Park District. Recently Choose Chicago had the opportunity to ask Beth White, Chicago area office director of the Trust a few questions about The 606.

A Bronx playground is back in business after a million dollar makeover that gives new meaning to the term "green space." NY1's Roger Clark filed this report.

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