Playgrounds

In the fall of 2008, the City of Orlando found itself with an opportunity to add five significant lots to the well-loved downtown Lake Eola Park. The impact would be huge, and the city was eager to seize the opportunity, but knew they couldn't pull it off... Read more

New York City parks and playgrounds map, updated 2011.

In 2008, Cleopas R. Johnson Park near downtown Atlanta was an underused space with an uninviting concrete playground. Local advocacy groups Friends of Cleopas R. Johnson Park and Park Pride asked The Trust for Public Land to bring new life to this four-... Read more

Only steps from the Powell Street cable car turnaround—a San Francisco tourist hot spot—the Tenderloin is a neighborhood of apartment buildings, single-room-occupancy hotels, soup kitchens, and agencies that serve the homeless and other troubled souls. It... Read more

Pine Avenue is one of ten major park developments The Trust for Public Land is leading in the Los Angeles area. Located in a densely populated, underprivileged neighborhood in Maywood—the most densely populated city west of the Mississippi—the Pine Avenue... Read more

Located in the city of Hawthorne, Bicentennial Park is a proposed park renovation that will transform unused and run-down tennis courts into a lively neighborhood park. The neighborhood where the park is located is very dense and consists primarily of... Read more

A third of an acre may not sound like much, but when it's the only open space for the 12,000 people living within one-half mile of the park, it's huge. That’s the size of the new park The Trust for Public Land is... 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

Less than half of all Bay Area children 15 years old and younger live within walking distance of a park. For these children, outdoor play spaces are streets and vacant lots–and that's if they get outside at all.

In San Francisco, our Parks for... Read more

The West Loop neighborhood of Chicago has been identified by the City as lacking in parks and open space. In 2007, TPL acquired a property and held it until it could become part of this new 2.6-acre neighborhood park—unusually large for a park in a densely... Read more

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