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If you live in Minneapolis, there’s a 95 percent chance you live within a 10-minute walk to a park. That bragging right, plus a few others, make Minneapolis’s parks system the best of the 100 biggest cities in the country, beating out its next-door neighbor, St. Paul, for the top spot.
This past Saturday, elected officials joined with the nonprofit organization From Lot to Spot to celebrate the grand opening of Rudolph Park in the City of Lawndale.
The new schoolyard is the latest in a city-wide public/private partnership between the School District of Philadelphia, the City of Philadelphia, and national non-profit The Trust for Public Land to provide community green spaces in neighborhoods lacking high-quality outdoor places to play. The work advances the Kenney administration’s vision to create a more equitable citywide network of parks and community spaces.
Land inside Rocky Mountain National Park – including a group of rental cottages that has greeted hundreds of thousands of visitors who enter the park -- has been purchased and will eventually be added to the park, The Trust for Public Land and the Rocky Mountain Conservancy announced today.
Monterey residents will soon have a chance to enjoy more access to Palo Corona Regional Park and badly needed water will be returned to the Carmel River under a plan announced today by a coalition of conservation organizations to protect 140 acres along the river.
Off-leash dog parks led the pack in new urban parks, growing by 4 percent in 2015 and 89 percent since 2007, according to The Trust for Public Land’s most recent data on the nation’s 100 biggest city park systems across the country.
The Trust for Public Land today praised the Senate vote to permanently renew the Land and Water Conservation Fund, the federal government’s leading funding source for land protection across the nation.
TD Bank has donated $850,000 to The Trust for Public Land to install six Fitness Zone® areas in Miami-Dade County parks, the two organizations announced today.
If you live in Miami, you enjoy great year-round weather and plenty of places to take advantage of the sunshine. It’s no wonder Miami is regularly voted as one of the nation’s healthiest cities.