Park Design and Development

This report measures the value of Philadelphia's park and recreation system.

In the fall of 2008, the City of Orlando found itself with an opportunity to add five significant lots to the well-loved downtown Lake Eola Park. The impact would be huge, and the city was eager to seize the opportunity, but knew they couldn't pull it off... Read more

In 2008, Cleopas R. Johnson Park near downtown Atlanta was an underused space with an uninviting concrete playground. Local advocacy groups Friends of Cleopas R. Johnson Park and Park Pride asked The Trust for Public Land to bring new life to this four-... Read more

Only steps from the Powell Street cable car turnaround—a San Francisco tourist hot spot—the Tenderloin is a neighborhood of apartment buildings, single-room-occupancy hotels, soup kitchens, and agencies that serve the homeless and other troubled souls. It... Read more

Pine Avenue is one of ten major park developments The Trust for Public Land is leading in the Los Angeles area. Located in a densely populated, underprivileged neighborhood in Maywood—the most densely populated city west of the Mississippi—the Pine Avenue... 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

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

A third of an acre may not sound like much, but when it's the only open space for the 12,000 people living within one-half mile of the park, it's huge. That’s the size of the new park The Trust for Public Land is... Read more

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.

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

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