Places to Play Guide

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. Now we want to share them with you as places to get outside with your Fresh Air youngster.

The Trust for Public Land and The Fresh Air Fund share a mission of connecting children to the outdoors. Each summer, The Fresh Air Fund sends children from New York City to visit families in suburbs and small towns. We connect children to nature by creating city parks, play- grounds, and gardens—including nearly 300 in New York City—and by conserving land for nature and recreation.

Nationwide, 10 million people live within a ten-minute walk of a special place we’ve helped to protect.