A pump track is a specially designed skills area for mountain bikers, featuring smooth, banked turns-it can feel like being on a roller coaster! They're fun for riders of all ages and ability levels, and a great way to brush up on skills for riding trails... Read more
Green space is in short supply in Denver's Westwood neighborhood. In fact, Curatro Vientos—or Four Winds—will be the first new park in the area in more than 30 years. Slated to open in September of 2014, the park will provide a vibrant community open space... Read more
Though Portland, Oregon, is renowned for its parks and open space, there’s still work to done before the city can meet its goal of putting a park within a half-mile walk of every resident by the year 2020. The Trust for Public Land is working with Portland... Read more
Built in 1868, Mestizo-Curtis Park is the oldest in Denver. Its nine acres of tree-lined paths hold great potential, but the park lacks the amenities it needs to serve as a quality gathering and play space for this dense and diverse neighborhood.
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Staten Island's former Blissenbach Marina, a contaminated boat yard, sat vacant along Staten Island's north shore waterfront for years, covered in gravel and weeds. The Trust for Public Land, working with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey,... Read more
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