City parks

Imagine the best view of downtown Chattanooga. Now go there. It lies within three miles of where 28,000 Chattanoogans live and where 47,000 employees work every day, according to Rick Wood, executive director of Chattanooga's Trust for Public Land.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel broke ground Tuesday on the Bloomingdale Trail, a decade-old plan to transform a 2.7-mile stretch of abandoned railroad right-of-way into a linear park akin to New York’s acclaimed High Line project.

The borough of Queens has decided to up its game and is conducting a study into the possible redevelopment of an abandoned rail line into a park, similar to Manhattan’s popular High Line.

The first poll of Queens residents about the proposed QueensWay park shows 75% support for the project, The Trust for Public Land announced Tuesday.

"Queens is one of the most diverse... Read more

An 8-acre parcel of hillside land in the east bay City of El Cerrito will be protected from development and added as a link between two large, urban natural areas, The Trust for Public Land announced... Read more

New York City and The Trust for Public Land today announced a unique partnership to build up to 40 new school playgrounds that will include green infrastructure to capture stormwater when it rains, thereby easing pressure on the city's sewer system and... Read more

Each month, City Parks Alliance recognizes a “Frontline Park” to promote and highlight inspiring examples of urban park excellence, innovation, and stewardship across the country. The program also lso seeks to highlight examples of the challenges facing... Read more

Sussex Avenue Elementary School serves a Central Ward neighborhood where parks and playgrounds are especially scarce. To address the community’s need for green space, The Trust for Public Land is partnering with Congregation Ahavas Sholom, Newark’s oldest... Read more

El Cerrito’s Hillside Natural Area is a rare open space gem amid our crowded East Bay communities. With 90 acres of oak forest and grasslands cut by hillside creeks, the natural area is much loved by hikers, mountain bikers, dog walkers, nature lovers, and... Read more

Conestoga Community Playground in West Philadelphia is one block away from Lancaster Avenue, the commercial corridor between Center City and its affluent suburbs. The park spans two city blocks and is heavily used for basketball games and as a neighborhood... Read more

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