Playgrounds

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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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

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."

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In Brooklyn, kids are celebrating the opening of three more brand-new, custom-built playgrounds—the latest of more than 150 created for New York City public schools with help from The Trust... Read more

The final funds needed to turn a barren asphalt schoolyard in Newark's Central Ward into a state-of-the-art green playground have been secured, The Trust for Public Land and Congregation Ahavas Sholom announced... 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

Lanier Playground in the Grays Ferry section of South Philadelphia is a disused 3-acre lot. Its location presents a great opportunity for the community to come together and create a gathering place that can serve many needs, including managing stormwater... Read more

West Philadelphia's Mantua neighborhood is working with nearby institutions such as Drexel University to revitalize the neighborhood by improving housing, economic opportunity, and quality of life for the residents. The Trust for Public Land is working... Read more

The people of Ventura's Westside neighborhood needed a park. But with little open space and a very limited budget, they waited years for the right opportunity. Finally, in 2012, a former auto-body shop—two acres with park potential—came onto the market.... Read more

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