Mayor Michael A. Nutter, Superintendent Dr. William Hite and The Trust for Public Land made two announcements today regarding the City's efforts to green schoolyards and recreation centers. Construction is nearly complete on a new schoolyard at William Dick Elementary School which will officially open to students and the community later this summer. Across the street from the school, construction is beginning at Hank Gathers Recreation Center.
Starting tomorrow, children who attend or live near William Dick Elementary School, in North Philadelphia, will have a new playground, with more green space added to what used to be mostly asphalt.
A $4.5 million deal has saved 293 acres in Jackson to become a township park and wildlife area, plus it benefits water quality in Ocean County — and many miles downstream in Barnegat Bay, state environmental officials said Thursday.
“We were out here yesterday from 5:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.,” said Lynn Reading on a recent weekday. “It’s a good thing ‘Farmer Pete’ has lights on that tractor.” Still, the Readings wouldn’t think of trading places with anyone, and with an assist from the state, the town, and a nonprofit conservation agency, the land they are cultivating will remain a farm forever.
The Trust for Public Land, in partnership with Cox Communications, today launched Louisiana's 2014 Cox Conserves Heroes awards program. Nominations are being accepted at CoxConservesHeroes.com for volunteers in Cox's service areas in Acadiana, Baton Rouge and New Orleans who are creating, preserving or enhancing outdoor spaces.
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.