Parks and health

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.

Four Miami-Dade Parks will get new Fitness Zone® exercise areas, The Trust for Public Land announced today.

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

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.

For decades, 1.13 acres of land on Monitor Avenue in Watts lay vacant, overgrown with weeds and strewn with garbage and broken glass.

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

A quarter-acre inner city playground and clubhouse, Hayes Valley Playground is located in a diverse, community-oriented San Francisco neighborhood.

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.