Parks and health

Obesity and related health problems are a leading preventable cause of death in America. But for many people, gym membership fees are a barrier to getting in shape. The Trust for Public Land is working to bring free Fitness Zone® areas to parks across the... Read more

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

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

New Freedom Park located in Denver, CO, has been named a “Frontline Park” by the national urban park advocacy organization City Parks Alliance.

Each month,... Read more

Welcome to The Trust for Public Land’s guide to some of our favorite parks, beaches, and other outdoor destinations for Fresh Air Fund families. These beautiful places are among the hundreds we’ve helped to protect across the Northeast. Now we want to... Read more

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