Parks and health

The goal of this white paper is to help inform local planning decisions by discussing the potential benefits of adding green space to an urban area and introducing methodologies for estimating potential greenhouse gas emission reductions.

This report prepared for the Minneapolis Downtown Greening Initiative describes the users, uses and features of successful downtown parks.

Intended for park advocates and professionals, The Health Benefits of Parks: How Parks Help Keep Americans and Their Communities Fit and Healthy makes a powerful case for the ways that parks support and promote healthy lifestyles, particularly in cities.... Read more

As the nation's leading conservation group creating parks in and around cities, The Trust for Public Land has launched its Parks for People initiative in the belief that every American child should enjoy... Read more

Too many community leaders feel they must choose between economic growth and open space protection. But no such choice is necessary. Open space protection is good for a community's health, stability, beauty, and quality of life. It is also good for the... Read more