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.

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.

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

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.

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.

New York City has beautiful parks, but too few are in the city's lowest-income neighborhoods. According to the City of New York Department of Planning, 16 of the 18 lowest income neighborhoods offer less than adequate green space.

The Need for Parks

In the early twentieth century, the town of Cicero, just outside of Chicago, was the second largest manufacturing center in the state and experienced rapid development. In recent years, the town has experienced another surge in growth, with population... Read more