Playgrounds

When a park on the drawing boards for the city's East End becomes a reality, John Maldondo, 11, a Jettie S. Tisdale Elementary School sixth-grader, can point to its splash pad and say, "That was my idea."

The Tenderloin, known more for hustlers than hopscotch, is set to become home to two of San Francisco's most inviting playground

Green space is in short supply in Denver's Westwood neighborhood. In fact, Curatro Vientos—or Four Winds—will be the first new park in the area in more than 30 years. Slated to open in September of 2014, the park will provide a vibrant community open space... Read more

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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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."

The Trust for Public Land is helping... Read more

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

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