• Our Work

    We create parks and protect land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come.

    Photo: Darcy Kiefel

Our Work

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 80 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

Our work 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

Our work 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 3.3 million acres and completed more than 5,400 park and conservation projects.

In Los Angeles, this group of intrepid seniors is using a local Fitness Zone to get outside and get in shape. Hear members of the Morgan Park workout group share how having an outdoor space to exercise has helped them find new energy, new friends—and even train for a running race!