Minneapolis took top honors on The Trust for Public Land's 3rd annual ParkScore® index, earning a perfect "5-park bench" rating from the nonprofit organization. Minneapolis remains the only city park system to earn the coveted "5 bench" score. New York, Boston, Portland, and San Francisco rounded out the top five.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today officially opened a new three acre waterfront park located along the Kill Van Kull on the North Shore of Staten Island. Heritage Park, located at the former Blissenbach Marina site offers dramatic views of the iconic Bayonne Bridge and Staten Island’s working waterfront. It is also recognized by The Trust for Public Land as the first post-Hurricane Sandy resilient waterfront park and was designed to ensure minimal flooding in the event of future storms.
The Trust for Public Land and Cox Communications Cox Communications are recognizing volunteers who are creating, preserving or enhancing shared outdoor spaces. Finalists for Virginia’s Cox Conserves Heroes program are being announced today, and the public is being asked to vote now through June 18. To vote, visit CoxConservesHeroes.com.
In a cafeteria full of students, Mayor Bill Finch and community leaders held a press conference on Thursday regarding park renovations at Jettie S. Tisdale School Playground and Johnson Oak Park. Trust for Public Land has initiated the design component of the project with students from the school and members of the community, including the East End Neighborhood Revitalization Zone.
The Trust for Public Land announced today it has signed an agreement to try to permanently protect a 10-acre parcel of land in the Los Angeles Silver Lake neighborhood.
A new report reveals the best attributes for successful statewide conservation programs. Among the ideal characteristics of a state conservation program are creating the program through a constitutional amendment, ensuring monies are directed to a protected, trustee-managed fund, and little-to-no direct legislative involvement in funding decisions.
Cox Communications, in partnership with The Trust for Public Land, is seeking nominations for environmental volunteers in Cox's service areas in Orange County, San Diego and Santa Barbara. Nominations are being accepted at CoxConservesHeroes.com through 5 p.m. on May 21 for volunteers who are creating, preserving or enhancing outdoor spaces.
The Trust for Public Land, in partnership with Cox Communications, is seeking nominations for Arizona's third annual Cox Conserves Heroes awards program. Sponsored locally by Goodwill of Central Arizona, the program is accepting nominations at www.cox7.com/cox-conserves for conservation volunteers in Metro Phoenix and Southern Arizona who are creating, preserving or enhancing outdoor spaces.
Almost 6,000 acres of the Coast Dairies land near Santa Cruz has been donated to the public, meaning more than seven miles of spectacular coast will be forever protected, The Trust for Public Land announced today.
A former Girl Scout camp in the City of Bellefontaine has been permanently conserved as a new public park. For more than fifty years Camp Myeerah had been a popular overnight camping destination.