It's called "the cornfield" because crops grew there in the 19th century. More recently, this 32-acre property on the edge of LA's downtown and Chinatown was an abandoned railyard slated for a one-million-square-foot industrial development.
Located along the west bank of the Los Angeles River in southeast Los Angeles County, the city of Maywood houses numerous abandoned factory sites but only two small public parks.
A two-acre ribbon of mini-parks that stretches through the heart of Visitacion Valley and includes a community and native plant garden, gathering plaza, and children's playground.
Ellwood Mesa is a 137-acre coastal bluff near the community of Goleta, north of Santa Barbara. TPL helped protect this property in 2005.
Hayes Valley Playground is a quarter-acre inner city playground and clubhouse located in a diverse, dynamic San Francisco neighborhood with a strong sense of community.
The 25-acre Balboa Park is located in the Excelsior neighborhood, a community with the highest concentration of children in San Francisco.
Since 1972, The Trust for Public Land has created, protected, or restored 130 special places throughout the 10 Bay Area counties, totaling 130,000 acres.
In April 2010, following a year-long fundraising campaign, TPL protected Cahuenga Peak, the 138 acres behind the world famous Hollywood Sign.
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