Playgrounds

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

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

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

Parks for People-Chicago focuses on creating and adding more parkland and green space in Chicago's underserved urban neighborhoods. Working with the Chicago Park District, the Department of Planning and Development, and local neighborhood organizations,... Read more

Atlanta's historic Old Fourth Ward has a growing population, one of the city's highest rates of children living in poverty, and a desperate need for parks. It also had an area that suffered serious flooding after storms. The city was considering costly... Read more

The Trust for Public Land assembled 6 key properties totaling 485 acres for this heavily used park in Gwinnett County. The park has five miles of trails, including two paved multi-purpose trails, a handicap-accessible trail around a pond, and more than two... Read more

Located in Atlanta's Westview neighborhood, Enota Park was a tiny .3 acre playlot for many years. Residents of the area had no other park within walking distance. From 2007 to 2009 The Trust for Public Land acquired six different properties to add 3.8... Read more

Located between a middle-class neighborhood of single-family homes and two of San Francisco's largest public housing projects, Potrero Hill serves families from across the economic spectrum. TPL's Parks for People-Bay Area program raised $825,000 in... Read more

The Need for Parks

Thousands of New York City children do not have access to a close to home park or playground. In fact, 73 percent of the city’s low-income neighborhoods fail to meet the city’s standard of 2.5 acres of parkland per 1,000... Read more

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