There are plenty of large-scale projects in the pipeline that on paper may seem far-fetched, but which could ultimately transform and improve the Big Apple.

The City of West Point’s Chattahoochee River greenway plan got a 124-acre boost today. Ten years after donating land for West Point River Park, The Trust for Public Land announced two new donations: 101 acres of land immediately north of the park; and a conservation easement over another adjacent 23 acres for the protection of its natural resources.

The Triple Creek Greenway Corridor will add 14 miles of interconnected open space and trails between the existing Sand Creek Regional Greenway and the thousands of acres of public land surrounding the Aurora Reservoir.

This 0.72-mile-long corridor, located north of Lake Highland and known as The Dinky Line, runs between the city’s downtown urban core and Loch Haven Park—home to art museums, performing arts theaters and a science center.

In late 2008, TPL worked with the Triangle Land Conservancy to purchase Riverwalk, 329 acres at the juncture of the Neuse River and Marks Creek.

In early 2011, The Trust for Public Land conserved a large, forested wetlands property along a half-mile of Ayres Creek, a popular canoeing and kayaking destination. The property, a priority for local conservation efforts, is within the 4,000-acre Holly Grove Swamp area, and will be the first large wooded area available for public access in northern Worcester County.

We're working to build a new park at the confluence of the Los Angeles River and Aliso Creek. This two-acre nature park will eventually join the existing greenway via a new pedestrian bridge over Aliso Creek and more than a mile of new bike trails

In 2010, The Trust for Public Land bought a 17-acre parcel at the gateway to the Greenway, the first step in bringing a decades-old vision of the Greenway to reality. We are continuing to work closely with the city to determine best practices and next steps to ensure that Lafitte Greenway reaches its full potential as a community asset.

The 606 is an innovative project on Chicago's Northwest side that will transform nearly three miles of unused rail line into the elevated Bloomingdale Trail, which will be linked to five ground-level neighborhood parks.

The Miami Greenway's 5.5 miles of parks, playgrounds and pathways, once complete, will be perfect for strolling, cycling, or taking in the rhythm of the river.