The abandoned Rockaway Beach line of the Long Island Rail Road cuts a shaggy green swath through southern Queens. The line has been rotting since the 1950s, though a group of park advocates say the result is not ruin but wild perfection. They want to make it a three-and-a-half-mile park and call it the QueensWay.
Mayor Michael A. Nutter, Michael DiBerardinis, Deputy Mayor for Environmental and Community Resources, and The Trust for Public Land announced the completion of the newly upgraded playground at Hank Gathers Recreation Center (HGRC) in the Strawberry Mansion neighborhood of North Philadelphia.
One of the largest undeveloped Mississippi River properties in the Twin Cities region has been protected as a new conservation area, the City of Elk River and The Trust for Public Land announced today.
The protection of 40 acres that will preserve the natural beauty of the main entrance of Chiricahua National Monument has been successfully completed, The Trust for Public Land announced today.
The Trust for Public Land is purchasing a 2,085-acre parcel of land in Duxbury which will be given to the state to be added to the Camel's Hump State Forest.
The Trust for Public Land, the U.S. Forest Service, the Idaho Department of Lands, and the Stimson Lumber Company today announced they have permanently protected 6,847 acres of forestland in northern Idaho. The land will remain in active timber production; protect wildlife habitat; and be forever available for public hunting, fishing, hiking and outdoor recreation.
The Trust for Public Land (TPL) and Friends of the QueensWay recently joined local elected officials and economic development leaders in touting the $443,750 award the QueensWay project received through Governor Andrew Cuomo’s New York City Regional Economic Development Council (REDC). The project planners thanked Governor Cuomo and the state for their commitment to the QueensWay as a transformative park and local economic development project.
The proposal to build a public park similar to Manhattan's High Line in Queens got a boost from the state. The New York City Regional Economic Development Council has given nearly $450,000 to the QueensWay project.
With the coming of spring, the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center has started the groundwork for improvements to its latest acquisition, Coogan Farm. The center is currently clearing two acres of thick brush overgrowth to be used as a giving garden, where volunteers will raise vegetables for a food pantry. The work is so specialized that a team of experts has been called in to complete the task: pigs.
A small piece of property in El Cerrito which was donated to The Trust for Public Land will be offered for sale on the open market and the proceeds will be used to support creating more parks for people, the organization announced today.