Sussex Avenue Elementary School serves a Central Ward neighborhood where parks and playgrounds are especially scarce. To address the community’s need for green space, The Trust for Public Land is partnering with Congregation Ahavas Sholom, Newark’s oldest operating synagogue.
TPL created a 35,000-square-foot playground for this Newark school in 2000 and in 2011, developed Quitman's smaller playground into a thriving, interactive space that promotes exercise, learning, and exploration for young students and neighborhood children.
Working from more than 30 offices nationwide, The Trust for Public Land offers a range of services to meet the conservation needs of the 21st century. We help communities raise funds, conduct research and planning, acquire and protect land, and design and renovate parks, playgrounds, trails, and gardens.