Parks and health

Queens College released its survey of people who live near the 3.5 mile abandoned rail line. Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder and others who want the train reactivated said they have public support. QueensWay boosters, who envision a High Line-type park on the... Read more

The new study, set to be released Tuesday by The Trust for Public Land, outlines a plan for the 3.5 mile abandoned Rockaway Beach rail line. There would be new access points for the QueensWay, exercise stations, food concessions and outdoor nature... Read more

A proposal to transform 3.5 miles of abandoned railroad tracks into the Queens version of the High Line would cost $120 million and provide Queens residents with bicycle and pedestrian paths, basketball courts and even an adventure park, according to a... Read more

What use is an abandoned railway, its rusted tracks overgrown with invasive vines, snaking past split-level houses, big-box stores and forested parkland?

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

The Trust for Public Land (TPL) and the San Luis Valley Local Foods Coalition (SLVLFC) are pleased to announce the acquisition of the 38-acre Polston School property in Alamosa, Colorado as the site of the Rio... Read more

Minneapolis took top honors on The Trust for Public Land's 3rd annual ParkScore® index, earning a perfect "5-park bench" rating from the nonprofit organization. Minneapolis remains the only city park system to earn... Read more

In Southeast Washington, D.C., the CDC estimates obesity rates to be higher than in the district as a whole. In these neighborhoods, safe and healthy places to exercise are scarce-and many residents cannot afford private gym fees.

To address this... Read more

Four Miami-Dade Parks will get new Fitness Zone® exercise areas, The Trust for Public Land announced today. Thanks to a $160,000 grant from the Health Foundation of South Florida, The Trust for Public Land will work in... Read more

Recorded at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey, this town hall discussion examines the causes of the current childhood obesity crisis. We hear from many organizations that have mobilized to tackle the problem. Adrian... Read more

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