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    Preserving a piece of Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy

    This land on the outskirts of Hartford, Connecticut, holds clues to a fascinating chapter in civil rights history.

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    After years of neglect, public lands need your help now more than ever. Your monthly gift today is critical to sustain our land-for-people work through 2021 and beyond.

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    Communities need emergency park funding NOW

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    And it's on US to Unite for parks

    Join our movement to create more parks for more people in more places. 

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    Millions vote “green” on Election Day

    Voters give a resounding YES to ballot measures for parks and open spaces.  

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    The Equitable Communities Fund

    Energizing communities through parks and open space to drive active social change. 

  • Two hikers explore the Zion Narrows trail on the Simon Gulch Property in Zion National Park, UT.
    Every day, 6,000 acres of open space are lost to development

    Take a stand for public land.

    Photo: Mike Schirf
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    Victory for public lands!

    The Great American Outdoors Act is now law.

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    The little town that could

    When climate change drove a beloved ski resort to shutter, locals took matters—and the mountain—into their own hands.

    Photo: Jerry and Marcy Monkman

The Trust for Public Land creates parks and protects land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come.

Our Equitable Communities Fund is energizing communities through parks and open space—and we need your help.

Where we're headed

The park access solution that's hiding in plain sight

Explore our impact since 1973

Help ensure everyone has access to the outdoors. Every park we create, schoolyard we transform, trail we extend, and landscape we protect is thanks to supporters like you. Join us today.

The Heat is On

The Heat is On

With temperatures rising and quality parks too few and far between, communities of color face a dangerous disparity

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ParkScore 2020

We have the most comprehensive data on park access for almost every city and town in the United States—and we’re using it to pinpoint the neighborhoods where parks are needed most.

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Land and People Magazine: Spring-Summer 2020

Waterfront trails powered Chattanooga’s revival—but some neighborhoods have yet to see the benefit.

Equitable Communities Fund

The Equitable Communities Fund

Energizing communities through parks and open space to drive active social change. 

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