City parks

Back in September, you helped The Trust for Public Land win the My LA2050 Grants Challenge with a proposal to turn run-down alleyways in South Los Angeles into much-needed green... Read more

Students at John H. Taggart Elementary School in South Philadelphia got a crash course in parks and recreation. And they couldn't be more excited.

The major parks in America's largest cities are in the midst of a golden age, and a new report from The Trust for Public Land provides details and insight into conservancies, which are an arm of the some of those parks.

The Triumphs and Pitfalls of Urban Park Conservancies

In Los Angeles last weekend, a neighborhood street echoed with the sound of soaring swing-sets, clattering skateboards, and the buoyant brass of a Mariachi band.

This report provides a rich menu of options for continuing the growth and improvement in Memphis’ park and recreation system, with proposals ranging from relatively quick and inexpensive to long-term and structural.

The tempo is rising for Esperanza Spalding.

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.

There's the aerial, the kickflip, and the ollie, the tailslide, railslide, noseslide, and the McTwist. But in many neighborhoods, the toughest trick in the book is simply finding a place to skate. 

We have been working with Denver nonprofit Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK) to transform 5 acres in the city's Montbello neighborhood into a restored natural area with native gardens, educational kiosks, walking trails, and interactive nature play... Read more

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