Danielle Denk

Senior Director, Community Schoolyards Initiative

Danielle is the Community Schoolyards® Initiative Director at Trust for Public Land where she works across the organization and with partners to advance the Community Schoolyard movement. In her eleven years at TPL, she directed and managed The Parks for People Program in Camden and Philadelphia, working directly with schools and communities to transform asphalt schoolyards into vibrant, healthy, climate-smart hubs. With over 25 years’ experience in public space design and community organizing, her career has been formed by the needs of the people – so that everyone has access to a high quality public space. Danielle has a professional degree in architecture and urban design from Kent State University and a master’s degree in landscape architecture from The University of Pennsylvania. When not working, Danielle can be found hiking with her family and dogs on the trails in the Wissahickon Valley in Philadelphia.