For years, children at William Dick Elementary played on an asphalt yard with very little playground equipment. The hard surface prevented rainwater from being absorbed so the yard was often covered in puddles—one was so large that students called it "the... Read more
Throughout its history, Miami has been a magnet to visitors and newcomers from around the world. But rapid growth has come at a cost: development has created a dense, crowded city with little green space—just 2.8 acres per 1,000 residents, less than a... Read more
Map of completed projects in New Jersey, updated 2012.
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
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