Park Design and Development
The Trust for Public Land, Newark Public Schools, and the Lafayette Street School community announced their partnership and plans to transform the Lafayette Street School playground with the launch of an ambitious community campaign.
Today, Mayor Michael A. Nutter, Deputy Mayor/Department of Parks and Recreation Commissioner Michael DiBerardinis, School District of Philadelphia Superintendent Dr. William R. Hite, Jr., Philadelphia Water Department Deputy Commissioner Christopher Crockett, and The Trust for Public Land's Jeff Danter, Senior Vice President and Atlantic Seaboard Division Director, announced the expansion of the City's innovative Green2015 partnership and celebrated the latest accomplishment in the initiative, the pending completion of a new green schoolyard at the William Cramp Elementary School.
The Trust for Public Land is using a $10 million grant from the Helen Diller Family Foundation to completely re-design two existing playgrounds at Civic Center Plaza that are heavily used by children in surrounding neighborhoods where parks and open space are limited.
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced a $10 million donation from the Helen Diller Family Foundation through The Trust for Public Land (TPL) for a major renovation of the Civic Center Plaza Playgrounds that is set to begin construction in summer 2016.
The community is working with the City of Richmond and The Trust for Public Land to revitalize John F. Kennedy Park as a safe and vibrant gathering place.
Residents of San Francisco's Western Addition neighborhood are rallying to reclaim and rejuvenate Buchanan Mall with creative elements that honor the rich history of the neighborhood and provide inspiration for a brighter future for Buchanan Mall.
Saint Paul's newest park, Frogtown Park and Farm, opened to the public today with a day-long celebration, giving the city a new park destination, which includes one of the largest urban farms in the country.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today awarded The Trust for Public Land, the City of Newark, and Essex County the agency's "Smart Growth Achievement" award for the development of Newark's Riverfront Park on a former industrial site on the city's Passaic River waterfront.
The Ironbound is a close-knit, multicultural community in Newark's East Ward, home to many families with children. The lack of play space is a problem throughout the East Ward.
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