Park Design and Development

Of course there will be sleeper hits and breakout stars. But when it comes to the 2015 pop culture moments we’re already regarding as money in the bank, how could we not have a good feeling about so many of our beloved favorites coming back — even if, for... Read more

A decade in the making, an unused 2.7-mile rail line is set to become Chicago's great new park.

Here are 10 major events that will make 2015 a legendary year in Chicago's history.

We have been working with Denver nonprofit Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK) to transform 5 acres in the city's Montbello neighborhood into a restored natural area with native gardens, educational kiosks, walking trails, and interactive nature play... Read more

Mayor Michael A. Nutter, Michael DiBerardinis, Deputy Mayor for Environmental and Community Resources, and The Trust for Public Land announced the completion of the newly upgraded playground at Hank Gathers Recreation Center (HGRC) in the Strawberry... Read more

The abandoned Rockaway Beach line of the Long Island Rail Road cuts a shaggy green swath through southern Queens. The line has been rotting since the 1950s, though a group of park advocates say the result is not ruin but wild perfection. They want to make... Read more

The proposal to build a public park similar to Manhattan's High Line in Queens got a boost from the state. The New York City Regional Economic Development Council has given nearly $450,000 to the QueensWay project.

The Trust for Public Land (TPL) and Friends of the QueensWay recently joined local elected officials and economic development leaders in touting the $443,750 award the QueensWay project received through Governor Andrew Cuomo’s New York City Regional... Read more

Massive steel arches were installed late Sunday over the Bloomingdale Trail bridge, where the 2.7-mile elevated path crosses Milwaukee Avenue on the border of Wicker Park and Bucktown. Scheduled to open next summer, the Bloomingdale Trail will serve as the... Read more


To help cities better manage stormwater, The Trust for Public Land incorporates green infrastructure solutions into many of our parks and playgrounds. These "greening" practices can be anything that helps absorb, delay, and treat stormwater, like... Read more