Rivers and streams define the Denver metro area. Since 1858, when gold was discovered at the confluence of Cherry Creek and the South Platte River, waterways have been integral to the region's growth and economy.
In October, 2006 The Trust for Public Land protected 318 waterfront acres along the Patuxent River, just 12 miles from Washington, D.C. This property, once under contract for development, was the largest single parcel still available for conservation on... Read more
In March, 2009 The Trust for Public Land negotiated the purchase of a 30-acre property that has been added to South River Greenway, a new park and greenway formed from the former grounds of Crownsville State Hospital, Maryland.
A public/private collaboration between The Trust for Public Land, the Triangle Land Conservancy, and Wake County, the Initiative is creating greenways and recreation opportunities for local residents and helping to permanently protect over 7,000 acres... Read more
The Carolina Thread Trail (CTT) is a network of trails and greenways that will eventually connect 15 counties and 2.3 million citizens in North and South Carolina, linking people, places, cities, towns and attractions.
The Trust for Public Land's Maryland Community Rivers program is focused on the western Chesapeake Bay shoreline and tributaries of the state's four major river systems—the Gunpowder, Patuxent, Patapsco, and Potomac.
Creating safe places to play is important to a healthy community, and necessary to curb the epidemic of obesity, particularly in children. Florida’s trails and greenways play a key role in providing venues for exercise and recreation.
This long, narrow series of parks steps diagonally down a San Francisco hillside through formerly vacant lots. The greenway includes a plaza, community garden, two greenhouses, playground, native plant garden, agricultural lot, herb garden, and a barbecue... Read more
Longtime residents of Camden County remember summer days at Lake Worth-a private bathing beach from the 1920s to 1989. Once popular destination for swimming, picnicking, and fishing, the lake was drained and the park had fallen into disrepair.
The Metedeconk River, which flows from forested wetlands through densely populated communities, provides drinking water to 100,000 people in eastern New Jersey.