About us

At the Trust for Public Land, we don't just save land—we save land for people to enjoy, from neighborhood parks to national parks. We depend on the ongoing support of individuals to make sure our work carries on well into the future.

Our mission is to create parks and protect land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come. Every park, playground, and public space we create is an open invitation to explore, wonder, discover, and play. We're proud to say that we've been connecting communities to the outdoors—and to each other—since 1972. Today, millions of Americans live within a 10-minute walk of a park or natural area we helped create, and countless more visit every year.


A toddler boy walking with his family at Walden Woods.

We create parks and protect land for people to enjoy—for you, your family, and your community.

Board members

Photo of board members riding bicycles

Our work depends on the expertise, guidance, and generosity of our most dedicated volunteers.

Leadership team

Diane Regas in Washington D.C.

Our success starts with our staff—some of the brightest and most creative placemakers in the country.



Every year, we help communities create and protect parks and other special places. See our conservation accomplishments by the numbers.

Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan

We’ve set a powerful vision and ambitious goals for the next five years. Here’s what we’re going to accomplish by 2025.

Job openings

Opening dedication of Hayes Valley Playground in San Francisco

We’re the only national nonprofit focused on conserving land for people. Join us and leave a legacy of parks and protected lands.