The Trust for Public Land and The Fresh Air Fund share a goal of connecting children living in urban communities to nature—providing them with new opportunities to play outside, learn about the environment, and create their own connections to conservation.

Welcome to The Trust for Public Land’s guide to some of our favorite parks, beaches, and other outdoor destinations for Fresh Air Fund families. These beautiful places are among the hundreds we’ve helped to protect across the Northeast.

Story Mill Community Park Overview and Map

In Rebels With a Cause, independent filmmakers Nancy Kelly and Kenji Yamamoto tell the forgotten story of the battle to save the iconic Northern California coastline.

Linear parks are unbeatable facilities for recreation and non-motorized transportation, providing not only environmental and community-building benefits but even enhanced economic value. One of the most recent opportunities is in Charleston, South Carolina.

A conversation with Darrell Price, program director at YouthBuild Newark, an educational program for at-risk teens that is teaching youth groups to install those bins at Trust for Public Land parks in New Jersey.

We are designed to move

The United States is in the midst of an urban park renaissance, and linear trails are among the most popular of the new facilities. Trails are proving their economic, environmental, transportation, and community-building values.

These forward-thinking companies recognize that an investment in conservation is an investment in community quality of life—and that’s good for business.

The Trust for Public Land conducted an economic analysis of the return on Ohio’s investment in land conservation through the Clean Ohio Fund and found that every $1 invested in land conservation returned $4 in natural goods and services to the Ohio economy.