The Trust for Public Land is working with Portland Parks and Recreation to focus on densely populated areas that most need new parks—places like the Cully neighborhood, which has the city’s lowest number of parks per capital.
The Trust for Public Land stepped in to prevent this popular dog park from being sold to developers while the city's dog park community mobilized support for a $17 million park bond measure.
This former private golf course was slated for development of 250 homes and apartments, but TPL helped secure the property and generate funds for it purchase for a park.
In 2009, The Trust for Public Land helped the City of Gresham expand the
Nadaka Nature Park, a 10-acre woodland nestled between the Wilkes East
and Rockwood neighborhoods.
In 2007, 27 acres on Clatsop Butte in Southeast Portland were slated for a housing subdivision, but when the housing market took a downturn in early 2010, TPL had a chance to purchase and protect the property as city parkland.
In 2008, TPL helped to found The Intertwine Alliance, a broad coalition
of independent organizations working to preserve land, water and habitat
in the Portland/Vancouver Metropolitan Region and to create
opportunities for residents to connect with nature.
The City of Beaverton, Metro, THPRD and TPL all worked to fund the purchase of the Murray Ridge property, which was transferred into the city's ownership in January 2010.
In 2000, Portland Parks & Recreation asked TPL to help acquire Holly Farm, a 1.7-acre property, named for the holly trees that grow there.
In September 2010, The Trust for Public Land transferred ownership of Chehalem Ridge to Metro. The property is now being restored as the new Chehalem Ridge Natural Area.
A symbol of Bend's history, Miller's Landing was the original lumberyard for the Brooks-Scanlon mill. It was protected in 2010 and will be integrated into the community park river system as part of the popular Deschutes River Trail.