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
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