Playgrounds

This downtown Tampa park was the first site acquired as part of the city's plan to integrate its waterfront parks into a connected system. The park allows pedestrian links to popular downtown sites such as the convention center, the Ice Palace, and the... Read more

Located in Echo Park, a dense neighborhood on the edge of downtown Los Angeles, the Patton Street Park and Community Garden Project is a .4-acre site adjacent to a City of Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Community Center. As there are many families with... Read more

The Carlton Way Pocket Park will create a new park on a .2-acre lot that has been vacant since the mid-1990s. No other parks or public green space exist within a 1/2 mile radius of this densely populated, underserved neighborhood. The design for this park... Read more

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.

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

At the heart of San Francisco's Tenderloin district, Boeddeker Park serves the city neighborhood with the greatest number of families living below the poverty line. Within walking distance of 50,000 people—many of them living in single rooms—Boeddeker has... 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

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