Playgrounds

The Trust for Public Land is developing on a new third of an acre park on Maywood Avenue, at the heart of California's most densely populated, and park-poor city, located on the edge of the Los Angeles River, and surrounded by heavy industrial areas.

Located in the city of Hawthorne, Bicentennial Park is a proposed park renovation that will transform unused and run-down tennis courts into a lively neighborhood park.

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

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 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.

The Need for Parks

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