Park Design and Development

Plans for a proposed park along an abandoned Queens rail line were revealed Tuesday as advocates begin the first steps in raising the cash necessary to make it a reality.

What was once a barren blacktop schoolyard in Newark is now a brand-new colorful play area financed in large part by the contributions of agencies and individuals in the Greater MetroWest Jewish community.

Last week there was a ribbon cutting for a redeveloped schoolyard at Sussex Avenue Renew School—previously an unimproved asphalt area. The space now features an outdoor classroom, two playgrounds (one for early childhood classes and another for ages 5 to... Read more

Newark mayor Ras Baraka, superintendent Cami Anderson, and U.S. Sen. Cory Booker welcomed today a redeveloped schoolyard at Sussex Avenue Renew School. the Newark officials — who have sometimes disagreed over education policy — said the new facility was... Read more

A festive ribbon-cutting celebration was held today for a new playground at Sussex Avenue Renew School, created through a unique partnership among The Trust for Public Land, Newark's Congregation Ahavas Sholom, and Newark Public Schools. Dignitaries in... Read more

Children travel from all over Bridgeport to attend Classical Studies Magnet Academy, a public magnet school in the city's West Side neighborhood. The school's motto, "Every child, every chance, every day" reflects its  commitment to helping each child... Read more

The Trust for Public Land and Friends of the QueensWay today praised the newly released Queens College survey on the use of the former Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) Rockaway Beach Branch (RBB) line, saying the survey shows local support for a new park along... Read more

Johnson Oak Park in Bridgeport's East End is one of the city's top priorities for park improvement. The park is adjacent to Tisdale Elementary School and is used by students and neighbors alike. The Trust for Public Land used a participatory design process... Read more

Fifty-four acres in North Bozeman are being developed into the Story Mill Community Park. Part of the project includes restoring acres of wetlands. The land used to be a ranch and was drained and filled in. Now crews are restoring it to its natural state... Read more

Dubbed "the Park City", Bridgeport, Connecticut, is looking to live up to its name. In 2012, the city completed a Parks Master Plan, outlining park, open space, and green infrastructure goals. The mayor declared parks critical to "the future health of the... Read more

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