City parks

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

El Sereno in East Los Angeles has one of the greatest concentrations of children under five in the county—but not nearly enough parks or playgrounds to serve them. When resourceful community members saw an opportunity to transform a vacant lot into green... Read more

In July 2012, we opened our first Fitness Zone® installation in Miami-Dade County at West Perrine Park with funding provided by MetLife Foundation, Health Foundation of South Florida, and The Miami Foundation.

Obesity and related health problems are... Read more

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

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