City parks

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

Marva Y. Bannerman Park has a brand new, custom-built outdoor gym designed to foster fitness and health while providing a positive impact for the entire community. The new Fitness Zone® installation from... 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

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

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