Parks for People-Chicago

Ping Tom Park, Chicago
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Darcy Kiefel

Parks for People-Chicago focuses on creating and adding more parkland and green space in Chicago's underserved urban neighborhoods. Working with the Chicago Park District and local neighborhood organizations, The Trust for Public Land is the lead private partner working to create The 606, an elevated, linear park and trail system running through four densely populated Chicago neighborhoods on the city's Northwest side. The 606 is slated to open in June 2015.

The Trust for Public Land is also helping the city as it creates a major open space reserve near Lake Calumet.

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Since 1972, The Trust for Public Land has protected more than 3 million acres and completed more than 5,200 park and conservation projects.