Though Portland, Oregon, is renowned for its parks and open space, there’s still work to done before the city can meet its goal of putting a park within a half-mile walk of every resident by the year 2020. The Trust for Public Land is working with Portland... Read more
Built in 1868, Mestizo-Curtis Park is the oldest in Denver. Its nine acres of tree-lined paths hold great potential, but the park lacks the amenities it needs to serve as a quality gathering and play space for this dense and diverse neighborhood.
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A new green space slated to open at William Dick Elementary School this summer is the first of nearly a dozen parks and playgrounds that will encourage more active and passive recreation in under-served... Read more
Mayor Michael A. Nutter, Superintendent Dr. William Hite and The Trust for Public Land made two announcements today regarding the City's efforts to green schoolyards and recreation centers. Construction is nearly complete on a new schoolyard at... Read more
Starting tomorrow, children who attend or live near William Dick Elementary School, in North Philadelphia, will have a new playground, with more green space added to what used to be mostly asphalt.
Student Avery Anthony describes the schoolyard at William Cramp Elementary School in North Philadelphia like this: "Our site is plain ground. All we do is talk and run. It gets boring and there are no games."
The Trust for Public Land is helping... Read more
Now that Labor Day has come and gone, many parents have their hands full in the morning as they juggle getting ready for work and getting the kids off to school. And while their kids' schools mostly look the same as last spring, there are major differences... Read more
Conestoga Community Playground in West Philadelphia is one block away from Lancaster Avenue, the commercial corridor between Center City and its affluent suburbs. The park spans two city blocks and is heavily used for basketball games and as a neighborhood... Read more