Center for City Park Excellence
Off-leash dog parks led the pack in new urban parks, growing by 4 percent in 2015 and 89 percent since 2007, according to The Trust for Public Land’s most recent data on the nation’s 100 biggest city park systems across the country.
Each year, The Trust for Public Land wrangles stats on parks in the hundred most populous cities in the U.S. Want to know the largest city park in the country? Or the oldest? Or the most popular?
Based on in-depth surveys of park systems in the nation's 100 most populous cities, City Park Facts is the most comprehensive source of urban parks data. The report covers park acreage, spending, and accessibility as well as the number of specific types of... Read more
Super-slides and wave pools? Try bioswales and rain gardens. Across the country, city parks are doing double-duty to help control stormwater—and infrastructure’s rarely looked so good.
A new report from The Trust for Public Land that explores the intersection of green infrastructure and parks.
San José, northern California’s largest city and home to many of Silicon Valley’s largest employers, has a large natural and developed park system that provides beauty, recreational opportunities, access to nature, and positive environmental impacts to... Read more
A small but significant percentage of city parks are being paid for out of a federal funding source known as the Community Development Block Grant program, or CDBG. Administered by the U.S.
As cities vie to attract talented college graduates and sustain population growth, officials are focusing attention on parks to increase livability and support a strong economy.