Playgrounds

In the Town of Queen Creek, 80 acres of fallow agricultural fields occupied an enticing spot in a densely populated neighborhood. The property was slated for development as a large residential complex—but the community saw potential for more.

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For more than six years, TPL worked in collaboration with the city of Oakland and the Friends of Bella Vista Park to transform this bleak asphalt playground into a beautiful green park. The 1.6-acre park now boasts a lawn, trees, new play structures, a... Read more

Until recently, West Oakland's Bertha Port Park featured only a quarter-acre sandy lot, a single tree, and a forlorn blue statue of a dolphin. Upset that Head Start preschoolers had no better place to play, local resident Marilyn Reynolds began advocating... Read more

Located along the west bank of the Los Angeles River in southeast Los Angeles County, the city of Maywood houses numerous abandoned factory sites but only two small public parks. Maywood is the most densely populated city west of the Mississippi, home to... Read more

Our work in Los Angeles county's urban communities centers around creating and improving parks, installing Fitness Zones and championing green alleys.

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Boeddeker Park is a one-acre city-owned park in San Francisco's Tenderloin district—the City's densest neighborhood with the greatest number of families living below the poverty line. The park is within walking distance of... Read more

The new playground at Balboa Park opened in August 2012 and we completed work on the new skatepark in September. Other renovations are still in progress.... Read more

In April of 2001, Voorhees Township, acquired a 49-acre former asphalt plant with plans to turn the majority of the property into an expansive "great lawn" for public use. The site, which also contains the headwaters of the Cooper River and a 12-acre... Read more

A dire need for outdoor play space
Did you know that fewer than 50 percent of the children in Newark, the state's largest city live within walking distance of a safe park or playground? By engaging all segments of the community, The... Read more

Mildred Helms Park is the only community open space in its Newark, NJ neighborhood of Clinton Hill. But parents and teachers at adjacent Clinton Avenue Elementary School have long been afraid to let children play in the dilapidated and dangerous park.... Read more

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