• Our Work
    Our Work

    The Trust for Public Land creates parks and protects land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come.

    Photo: Darcy Kiefel
    It's all smiles at New Freedom Park in Denver, CO

The Trust for Public Land works to protect the places people care about and to create close-to-home parks—particularly in and near cities, where 85 percent of Americans live. Our goal is to ensure that every child has easy access to a safe place to play in nature. We also conserve working farms, ranches, and forests; lands of historical and cultural importance; rivers, streams, coasts, and watersheds; and other special places where people can experience nature close at hand.

Parks for People

Working in cities and suburbs across America to ensure that everyone enjoys close-to-home access to a park, playground, or natural area.

Our Land and Water

Working with communities to protect the land and water that keep us healthy, inspired, and connected with nature and each other.

Explore our work

Since 1972, The Trust for Public Land has protected more than 3 million acres and completed more than 5,200 park and conservation projects. You’ll find some of our favorite places on the map below.

Though they live along the Passaic River, many Newark residents hardly know it’s there: for decades, pollution and development have kept the people and the Passaic apart. But with the opening of Newark Riverfront Park, that’s starting to change.