City parks

In 2012 we started the participatory design process with students in grades 6-8 at William Dick Elementary School. This journal documents the ten-week process resulting in the final design schematic. The exciting new play space based on students’ input and... Read more

Margaret “Peggy” L. Miles lived her entire life in Sandy Springs on the 26 acres her family purchased in the early 1900s. Her father called the property “Lost Corner” because it was so secluded—but Peggy knew the land so well that she could provide the... Read more

The Trust for Public Land is working with the community on the renovation of this vibrant recreation and community center in the St. Hughs neighborhood of North Philadelphia. In July 2012 we started the community-based participatory design process with an... Read more

Hank Gathers Recreation Center at 25th and Diamond is an important community resource known for its numerous after-school and summer programs, bustling public pool, and competitive basketball games. We are currently working with community members to... Read more

How do you boost the health of an entire state? The Colorado Health Foundation, whose mission is to make Colorado the healthiest state in the nation, believes the answer is tri-fold: encourage healthy living by... Read more

For years, children at William Dick Elementary played on an asphalt yard with very little playground equipment. The hard surface prevented rainwater from being absorbed so the yard was often covered in puddles—one was so large that students called it "the... Read more

There may be no other San Francisco neighborhood in as dire need of a well-designed park as the densely populated Tenderloin District.

A majority of families here live below the poverty line in cramped apartments and single-occupancy units. Without... Read more

The Trust for Public Land (TPL), in partnership with the Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation & Open Spaces Department, announces the grand opening of the organization's first Fitness Zone® installation at West Perrine Park. The dedication will take place... Read more

The Trust for Public Land's Fitness Zone® installations provide a fun, accessible, and social environment where people can enjoy getting fit. These clusters of outdoor gym equipment provide park visitors... Read more

Throughout its history, Miami has been a magnet to visitors and newcomers from around the world. But rapid growth has come at a cost: development has created a dense, crowded city with little green space—just 2.8 acres per 1,000 residents, less than a... Read more

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