The Trust for Public Land and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs are now working on a greenprint plan to balance development with conservation based on a scientifically sound planning process that balances both the community's opinion and takes the land's special values into account.
Welcome to The Trust for Public Land’s guide to some of our favorite parks, beaches, and other outdoor destinations for Fresh Air Fund families. These beautiful places are among the hundreds we’ve helped to protect across the Northeast. Now we want to share them with you as places to get outside with your Fresh Air youngster.
The Trust for Public Land and The Fresh Air Fund share a mission of connecting children to the outdoors. Each summer, The Fresh Air Fund sends children from New York City to visit families in suburbs and small towns. We connect children to nature by creating city parks, play- grounds, and gardens—including nearly 300 in New York City—and by conserving land for nature and recreation.
Nationwide, 10 million people live within a ten-minute walk of a special place we’ve helped to protect.
Linear parks are unbeatable facilities for recreation and non-motorized transportation, providing not only environmental and community-building benefits but even enhanced economic value. One of the most recent opportunities is in Charleston, South Carolina.
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.