In Los Angeles County, where 98 percent of coastal wetlands have been filled in and developed, conservationists worked for three decades to protect the last remnant of the historic Ballona Wetlands near the Los Angeles International Airport.
Located between a middle-class neighborhood of single-family homes and two of San Francisco's largest public housing projects, Potrero Hill serves families from across the economic spectrum.
The Canal neighborhood in San Rafael provides a significant portion of low-income housing in one of the most affluent counties in the United States. Though the neighborhood is diverse, many residents share a common tie to a strong food culture.
In an underserved Los Angeles neighborhood where no green or public spaces exist within a half-mile radius, we're creating a .2-acre park on an abandoned lot that has been vacant since the mid-1990s.
We're helping to create a pocket park for the residents of Echo Park, a dense neighborhood on the edge of downtown Los Angeles where many families with small children live.
A cascade of flowers and greenery on Telegraph Hill, the garden was created by former resident Grace Marchant in a 30-year labor of love.
For over six years, TPL worked in collaboration with the city of Oakland and the Friends of Bella Vista Park to transform this bleak asphalt playground into a beautiful green park.
Until recently, West Oakland's Bertha Port Park featured only a quarter-acre sandy lot, a single tree, and a forlorn blue statue of a dolphin.
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.