Park Design and Development

For decades, 1.13 acres of land on Monitor Avenue in Watts lay vacant, overgrown with weeds and strewn with garbage and broken glass. When plans for a housing development fell through, the prospect of giving local children and their parents a safe,... Read more

Located in the city of Hawthorne, Bicentennial Park is a proposed park renovation that will transform unused and run-down tennis courts into a lively neighborhood park. The neighborhood where the park is located is very dense and consists primarily of... Read more

Urban Green explores new and innovative ways for "built out" cities to add much-needed parkland. Peter Harnik explains why urban parks are needed, then addresses how much parkland is truly possible and where specific investment can go. He offers a... Read more

Data on dog parks per 100,000 residents in U.S. cities from the City Park Facts 2010 repo

Through an annual survey, the Center for City Park Excellence maintains the nation's most complete database of park facts for the largest 85 U.S. cities. With the help of CCPE data, you can see how your city compares to other cities.

The West Loop neighborhood of Chicago has been identified by the City as lacking in parks and open space. In 2007, TPL acquired a property and held it until it could become part of this new 2.6-acre neighborhood park—unusually large for a park in a densely... Read more

Parks for People-Chicago focuses on creating and adding more parkland and green space in Chicago's underserved urban neighborhoods. Working with the Chicago Park District, the Department of Planning and Development, and local neighborhood organizations,... Read more

Statistics on dog parks from the Center for City Park Excellence.

City Population Density data from the 2010 City Park Facts.

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