City parks

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

Lanier Playground in the Grays Ferry section of South Philadelphia is a disused 3-acre lot. Its location presents a great opportunity for the community to come together and create a gathering place that can serve many needs, including managing stormwater... Read more

West Philadelphia's Mantua neighborhood is working with nearby institutions such as Drexel University to revitalize the neighborhood by improving housing, economic opportunity, and quality of life for the residents. The Trust for Public Land is working... Read more

Story Mill Community Park Overview and Map

Minneapolis earned the first-ever “five park bench” rating on The Trust for Public Land’s ParkScore®index, finishing first among the 50 U.S. largest U.S. cities. Minneapolis scored... Read more

The Proctor Creek watershed separates Atlanta’s BeltLine park system from the iconic Chattahoochee River. But although residents in this area are close to both waterways, they lack easy access to either one. In fact, they’re short on parks in general.... Read more

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... 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

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