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In the news
November 9, 2014

Queens College released its survey of people who live near the 3.5 mile abandoned rail line. Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder and others who want the train reactivated said they have public support. QueensWay boosters, who envision a High Line-type park on the tracks found encouragement in the survey as well.

In the news
November 6, 2014

Fifty-four acres in North Bozeman are being developed into the Story Mill Community Park. Part of the project includes restoring acres of wetlands. The land used to be a ranch and was drained and filled in. Now crews are restoring it to its natural state.

In the news
November 6, 2014

Mecklenburg County parks officials Friday opened the first of 15 planned outdoor gyms as part of a national program of the Trust for Public Land, a group that creates parks and protects outdoor space. The first Fitness Zone was installed at the Bette Rae Thomas Recreation Center on Tuckaseegee Road in northwest Charlotte.

Press release
San Francisco |
November 4, 2014

A record $13 billion for land conservation was approved by voters across America Tuesday, including large statewide measures in Florida, New Jersey, and California, The Trust for Public Land announced today.

In the news
November 3, 2014

Hanging out on abandoned railroad tracks, usually an un-civic and unhelpful activity, can be transformed into a good thing with just two words: “linear park.”

In the news
November 3, 2014

The residents of South Los Angeles were initially a bit skeptical about the idea of green alleys. “When we first started talking to community members, they were like, ‘No way,’” says Tori Kjer, a program director of the Trust for Public Land...But that’s what makes the idea so appealing, too — the prospect that a liability could be turned into an asset. The vision is to convert them into vibrant corridors crawling with greenery, and covered with environmentally friendly surfaces.

In the news
October 27, 2014

Heritage Park was open to the public in May after years of remediation and on Monday it was officially unveiled as a new recreation area.

Press release
Staten Island |
October 26, 2014

A ribbon-cutting celebration was held today for a new passive recreational park located along the waterfront of Staten Island's north shore on the Kill Van Kull Watershed—created through a partnership of The Trust for Public Land, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and NYC Parks.

In the news
October 26, 2014

It was all smiles, thanks and applause at Monday afternoon's ribbon-cutting ceremony for long-awaited, 3-acre Heritage Park, the new passive recreation area hugging the Kill van Kull waterfront in West Brighton, offering dead-on views of the Bayonne Bridge and water traffic, from powerful tugboats to multi-colored container ships from around the world.

In the news
October 26, 2014

Stakeholders from New Hampshire’s outdoor, forestry and conservation community met with U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte for a roundtable discussion last week.

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