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.

In some of the city's most densely... Read more

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

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

In the 1970s, community activists from Newark's Central Ward demanded green space for their community, which had no significant park to call its own. Eventually, land was designated for a park to be named after Nat Turner, leader of a 19th-century slave... Read more

Surf, snow and—concrete? Sunny beaches and fresh powder are often out of reach for many city dwellers, but Newark's new Jesse Allen Park may just turn "bored" athletes into "board" athletes (... 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

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