Greenways

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. They also are irreplaceable networks of... Read more

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. Anne Arundel County hopes to... Read more

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 CTT will be a catalyst for... Read more

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. Working with government agencies and... Read more

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. In Florida and across... Read more

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. In the... Read more

The Metedeconk River, which flows from forested wetlands through densely populated communities, provides drinking water to 100,000 people in eastern New Jersey. In the small town of Howell, a housing development was proposed on 60 acres of forest and... Read more

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