Park Design and Development

The residents of South Los Angeles were initially a bit skeptical about the idea of green alleys. “When we first started talking to community members, they were like, ‘No way,’” says Tori Kjer, a program director of the Trust for Public Land...But that’s... Read more

Hanging out on abandoned railroad tracks, usually an un-civic and unhelpful activity, can be transformed into a good thing with just two words: “linear park.”

Heritage Park was open to the public in May after years of remediation and on Monday it was officially unveiled as a new recreation area.

It was all smiles, thanks and applause at Monday afternoon's ribbon-cutting ceremony for long-awaited, 3-acre Heritage Park, the new passive recreation area hugging the Kill van Kull waterfront in West Brighton, offering dead-on views of the Bayonne Bridge... Read more

A ribbon-cutting celebration was held today for a new passive recreational park located along the waterfront of Staten Island's north shore on the Kill Van Kull Watershed—created through a partnership of The Trust for Public Land, The Port Authority of New... Read more

After a year of meetings with residents of Queens, The Trust for Public Land and the Friends of the QueensWay, a grassroots community organization with over 3,000 supporters from Central and Southern Queens, today... Read more

New York City and The Trust for Public Land today continued a unique partnership to build up to 40 new school playgrounds that will include green infrastructure to capture stormwater when it rains, thereby easing pressure on the City's sewer system and... Read more

Today The City of New York and The Trust for Public Land celebrated the completion of their sixth green infrastructure playground—the first to open in Queens—with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at J.H.S. 157 Halsey Jr. High School.

The Trust for Public... Read more

Students at Junior High School 162, The Willoughby (J.H.S. 162), in Bushwick, aren’t just participants in the creation of their own green spaces, but in doing so, they’re the first few groups of students to lead the charge for environmental protection in... Read more

Green space is in short supply in Denver's Westwood neighborhood. In fact, Curatro Vientos—or Four Winds—will be the first new park in the area in more than 30 years. Slated to open in September of 2014, the park will provide a vibrant community open space... Read more

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