50 Years of Outside for All

Since 1972, We’ve Created Thousands of Parks and Protected Millions of Acres of Public Land

Protected
3.7M
Acres Protected
5,183
Outdoor Spaces Created
9.3M
People Connected to the Outdoors
$84B
Secured in Public Funding
We’re Leading a Movement of Americans United for the Outdoors

Spending time outdoors improves people’s health, nurtures their joy, and strengthens their connection to nature and one another. That’s why we’re on a mission to create and protect places that bring us outside—parks, trails, playgrounds, and public lands—and make them available to everyone, everywhere.

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Together, We Can Close the Park Equity Gap

The outdoors are essential to our well-being, but unfortunately, access to green spaces isn’t equal. Millions of people in the U.S. don’t have a quality park close to home, especially in lower income and minority communities. We’re working to change that reality – one park, one trail, one schoolyard at a time.

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Take Action
Sign a Petition

Sign one or more of our petitions. Let lawmakers know that our outdoor spaces must be protected and that everyone needs equal access to the benefits and joys of the outdoors.

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ParkScore®
We Know Where Parks Are Needed

We’ve gathered the most comprehensive data on park access in the United States—and we’re using it to pinpoint neighborhoods where parks are needed most.

See which cities are highly ranked for equitable access to the outdoors in our annual ParkScore Top 100 list and discover how your own city stacks up.

Our Members Make Our Work Possible. Join Us.

Take a stand for the outdoors and become a member today.