Engaging tourists and commuters with your city's parks and programs can expand your agency's reach and venue. This article originally appeared in the May 2014 issue of Parks and Recreation (posted with permission).
Mayor Michael A. Nutter, Superintendent Dr. William Hite and The Trust for Public Land made two announcements today regarding the City's efforts to green schoolyards and recreation centers. Construction is nearly complete on a new schoolyard at... Read more
A leafy, peaceful site at the foot of an historic trestle-style river crossing, the Rogers Bridge property was as attractive to developers as it was to nature-lovers seeking a quiet spot on the Chattahoochee River. Farmed for nearly 300 years by the Rogers... Read more
For generations, a five-acre wooded site along Tanyard Creek in Northwest Atlanta served as a natural neighborhood play space. In 2005, The Trust for Public Land protected the land as a new park named for Louise Howard, the longtime owner of the property.... Read more
This strip of rich woodland is an unexpected treasure in the densely populated Los Angeles suburb of Silver Lake-Elysian Valley. The mile-long property is the legacy of the Pacific Electric Red Car Trolley, which operated here until 1955. Since then,... Read more
The Trust for Public Land announced today it has signed an agreement to try to permanently protect a 10-acre parcel of land in the city’s Silver Lake neighborhood. The former trolley line land is one of the city’s largest undeveloped land parcels.
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Harvey and Karen Pitts took a tour of the new gym in their neighborhood Sunday morning. While Harvey, 44, tested out one of the situp benches, Karen, 43, pumped out a set of lat pull-downs. They explored the rest of the strength training equipment — which... Read more
Student Avery Anthony describes the schoolyard at William Cramp Elementary School in North Philadelphia like this: "Our site is plain ground. All we do is talk and run. It gets boring and there are no games."
The Trust for Public Land is helping... Read more
Park directors and advocates hailed the latest report on city parks released Wednesday by The Trust for Public Land, a leading national non-profit in creating urban parks across the country.
The 2014 City Parks Facts report, now available at... Read more