The United States is in the midst of an urban park renaissance, and linear trails are among the most popular of the new facilities. Trails are proving their economic, environmental, transportation, and community-building values. Charleston, South Carolina... Read more
When it comes to parks, Adrian Benepe is an expert. A born and bred New Yorker, Benepe spent a decade overseeing New York's park system before joining The Trust for Public Land as Director of City Park Development in 2012.
So what is the state of... Read more
The people of Ventura's Westside neighborhood needed a park. But with little open space and a very limited budget, they waited years for the right opportunity. Finally, in 2012, a former auto-body shop—two acres with park potential—came onto the market.... Read more
Nogales takes its name from the Spanish word for the walnut trees which once grew abundantly in the mountains around the city—but today, many residents have little access to nature. The city asked The Trust for Public Land to help build a 20-acre park in a... Read more
Urban parks in Arizona provide people with opportunities for exercise, recreation, community building, and spiritual renewal in nature, just as they do nationwide. They also reduce crime, revitalize neighborhood economies, and create cool “islands” during... Read more
The Center for City Park Excellence maintains the nation's most complete database of park facts for the largest U.S. cities. This is the 2012 report.
Map of The Trust for Public Land's projects in Maine, 1993-2012