Park Design and Development

In July 2012, we opened our first Fitness Zone® installation in Miami-Dade County at West Perrine Park with funding provided by MetLife Foundation, Health Foundation of South Florida, and The Miami Foundation.

Obesity and related health problems are... Read more

In 2012 we started the participatory design process with students in grades 6-8 at William Dick Elementary School. This journal documents the ten-week process resulting in the final design schematic. The exciting new play space based on students’ input and... Read more

The Trust for Public Land is working with the community on the renovation of this vibrant recreation and community center in the St. Hughs neighborhood of North Philadelphia. In July 2012 we started the community-based participatory design process with an... Read more

For years, children at William Dick Elementary played on an asphalt yard with very little playground equipment. The hard surface prevented rainwater from being absorbed so the yard was often covered in puddles—one was so large that students called it "the... Read more

There may be no other San Francisco neighborhood in as dire need of a well-designed park as the densely populated Tenderloin District.

A majority of families here live below the poverty line in cramped apartments and single-occupancy units. Without... Read more

Throughout its history, Miami has been a magnet to visitors and newcomers from around the world. But rapid growth has come at a cost: development has created a dense, crowded city with little green space—just 2.8 acres per 1,000 residents, less than a... Read more

Whether racing toy cars or dressing up dolls, kids have a keen eye for the world in miniature. In New York City, The Trust for Public Land is making use of that flair for the small-scale to show students how their own school playgrounds can help improve... Read more

For the 80 percent of Americans who live in cities and metropolitan areas, urban parks and green space offer the closest outdoor recreation and touch of nature. Green2015—an... Read more

New Orleans' eclectic Bywater neighborhood is sandwiched between Faubourg Marigny and the Industrial Canal. This densely populated historic Ninth Ward neighborhood has Creole cottages, shotgun houses, and bungalows, as well as commercial and industrial... Read more

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