Playgrounds

Whether racing toy cars or dressing up dolls, kids have a keen eye for the world in miniature. In New York City, The Trust for Public Land is making use of that flair for the small-scale to show students how their own school playgrounds can help improve... Read more

For the 80 percent of Americans who live in cities and metropolitan areas, urban parks and green space offer the closest outdoor recreation and touch of nature. Green2015—an... Read more

New Orleans' eclectic Bywater neighborhood is sandwiched between Faubourg Marigny and the Industrial Canal. This densely populated historic Ninth Ward neighborhood has Creole cottages, shotgun houses, and bungalows, as well as commercial and industrial... Read more

We're working to build a new park on Madison Avenue in East Hollywood. Funding secured through the California State Parks, Department of Parks and Recreation, Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Program will transform part of this half-... Read more

For years, the City of Lawndale had only one park for its many residents. In April 2012, TPL secured funding through the California State Parks, Department of Parks and Recreation, Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Program to build a... Read more

The Trust for Public Land is working to secure funding for Colden Avenue Pocket Park, which would provide much-needed open space for this densely populated neighborhood of South Los Angeles. With its sunshades, benches, and mosaic-tiled seat walls, the... Read more

For years, the residents of this South Los Angeles neighborhood have wanted to create a park that would reflect their community's diverse interests and backgrounds. Funding provided by California State Parks, Department of Parks and Recreation, Statewide... Read more

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

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