Parks and health

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

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

From Fitness Zones to the Medical Mile: How Urban Park Systems Can Best Promote Health and Wellness details more than 75 innovative features and programs-including 14 case studies-that maximize a park's ability to promote physical activity and... Read more

It is increasingly apparent that the United States must consider reengineering the form of its fast-growing metropolitan areas, moving away from low-density car dependency and toward a higher-density... Read more

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

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