Park Design and Development

For decades, an odd-shaped lot on King Boulevard in South Los Angeles sat vacant. Though fenced off from trespassers, trash collected inside its borders and the weeds grew brown and brittle.

The property is one of thousands of parcels landowners... Read more

A four-acre park and playground in Bridgeport’s East End is about to get a major makeover. Mayor Bill Finch announced Tuesday that the city will soon begin transforming Johnson Oak Park, as well as the grounds of the adjacent Jettie S. Tisdale Elementary... Read more

Urban alleys are largely underutilized and understudied. Cities across the United States are realizing the potential for alleys to operate as more than single-function spaces for vehicle use.

The Bloomingdale Rail Line was born an elevated freight line a century ago. When businesses closed, so did the railroad. Left behind are lonely reminders of the past that sit in the midst of a future quite different.

“There is poop going into the East River,” the teacher says, sprinkling black specks onto a cutaway model consisting of buildings, streets, and sewer pipes. It is week three of design class at P.S. 15, the Roberto Clemente School, on Manhattan’s Lower East... Read more

The Edwin M. Stanton School in South Philadelphia has a lot to be proud of-small class sizes, a lively school spirit, and strong community relationships. The school emphasizes creative expression as part of its formula for success, and believes that... Read more

For the students of Philadelphia's John M. Patterson Elementary School, recess means having to play on a deteriorating concrete yard. And with no shaded areas to escape the noonday sun, outdoor activities for the kids are limited. The paved surface also... Read more

Students at John H. Taggart Elementary School in South Philadelphia got a crash course in parks and recreation. And they couldn't be more excited. As part of The Trust for Public Land's participatory design process, we worked with Taggart students to... Read more

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

 

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

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