Farmed for nearly 300 years by the Rogers family, this leafy, peaceful site was slated for a 32-home development when The Trust for Public Land stepped up to conserve it
In 2005, The Trust for Public Land protected five acres along Tanyard Creek as a new park named for Louise Howard, the longtime owner of the property.
The Trust for Public Land worked with local advocacy groups to bring new life to this four-acre park by finding ways to fund an improved design.
In May, 1864, Confederate troops under General Joseph E. Johnson dug fortifications into rolling hills in Resaca, Georgia, attempting to stall the Union Major General William T. Sherman's advance on Atlanta.
This park was the site of a series of engagements known as the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain and the Battle of Kolb's Farm, and was named one of "America's Most Endangered Civil War Battlefields" by the Civil War Preservation Trust.
TPL helped purchase more than a dozen properties for the park, including a former factory that was demolished to make way for a much-needed new parking lot.
Boulevard Crossing Park was the first fully assembled new park along the Atlanta BeltLine.
TPL preserved over 8 acres in the Murphy Crossing area for the Atlanta Beltline project.
TPL preserved a 10-acre property at the entrance of Bellwood Quarry, which will be a new 300-acre park along Atlanta's Beltline.
This 485-acre property buffers 1.4 miles of the Chattahoochee River and served for more than a century as the "gateway" to Carroll County.