Center for City Park Excellence
As cities vie to attract talented college graduates and sustain population growth, they are focusing attention on parks to increase livability and support a strong economy. We have identified a half-mile, or 10-minute, walk to a park as a common national standard.
The major parks in America's largest cities are in the midst of a golden age, and a new report from The Trust for Public Land provides details and insight into conservancies, which are an arm of the some of those parks.
This study explores city park conservancies--private organizations that utilize donations to rebuild, refurbish, and even maintain some of their most iconic parks. The study uses examples and experiences from 41 organizations across the country that have a collective experience record of nearly 750 years.
This report provides a rich menu of options for continuing the growth and improvement in Memphis’ park and recreation system, with proposals ranging from relatively quick and inexpensive to long-term and structural.
From San Francisco's first public park, Portsmouth Square, to the unparalleled experience of Golden Gate Park, the city's vast legacy of diverse parks has great economic value: an impressive $959 million a year.
Excising Airports and Railyards for Better Urban Parkland Comparisons: Removing airport and railyard acreage from cities' total land area gives park planners a more appropriate measure of the proportion of a city that is parkland.
Park directors and advocates hailed the latest report on city parks released Wednesday by The Trust for Public Land, a leading national non-profit in creating urban parks across the country.
The annual City Park Facts report covers park acreage, spending, and accessibility as well as the number of specific types of parks in each city.
The United States is in the midst of an urban park renaissance, and linear trails are among the most popular of the new facilities. Trails are proving their economic, environmental, transportation, and community-building values. Charleston, South Carolina, is one of the localities that now has this opportunity and the Speedwell Foundation has contracted with The Trust for Public Land to produce a short report on the experience of other communities in creating linear parks for recreation and nonmotorized transportation.