• Parks Unite Us

    Five reasons to unite for parks

    Our shared public spaces are the foundation for healthier, more equitable, more resilient communities 

  • Tanisha Tucker harvests saguaro fruit
    Steven Meckler

    A traditional harvest at Saguaro National Park

    Behind the search for a "desert superfood."

  • Kids play in a park sprinkler
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    The hazards of park disparities during heat waves

    The shade of a deep green park can be up to 17 degrees cooler than the surrounding neighborhood.

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Judy Forte says there are many people who don’t know about the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “We are taught certain facts ...
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With a new Congress in session and a presidential inauguration in the rearview, there’s a lot going on in Washington, DC, these days. So we ...
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A year ago, Jeremy Kabinoff was already looking for reasons for his students to spend more time outside. “There are afternoons when you ...
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The National Register of Historic Places lists over 95,000 entries, from the famous (the Statue of Liberty) to the infamous (Alcatraz ...
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On a warm afternoon in early fall, red-tailed hawks swooped low over fields of soybean on Firetown Road in Simsbury, Connecticut. Four ...
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As a boy, Charles Gresham accompanied his dad on a drive along Highway 1 through Big Sur, a 70-mile stretch of steep mountains along the ...
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Nikki Gill has deep roots in Jackson Hole. When her great-grandparents homesteaded in this remote mountain valley in northern Wyoming in ...
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The Hawaiian scholar Mary Kawena Pukūʻi wrote more than fifty books about the language and culture of Hawaiʻi. With titles like The ...
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COVID-19 has proven the importance of quality parks and open spaces to our quality of life. ...
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Each winter, Janet Drake ventures out from her home in Phoenix to hunt in the Sky Islands. This remote region of southern Arizona is named ...
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Everybody needs a place to call home, where we feel like we belong and are welcome. But today, too many of our neighbors experience ...
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Well, there’s no two ways about it: 2020 has been a doozy. But through the uncertainty, change, and heartbreak of the past year, Americans ...
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Through this tumultuous year, I’ve been making a practice to count my blessings. And the parks and trails here in the San Francisco Bay ...
Taylor Toynes
As a kid growing up in the South Oak Cliff section of Dallas, Taylor Toynes remembers long afternoons spent exploring the creek that cuts ...
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Coronavirus cases are rise again across much of the nation. As Americans look for ways to stay healthy and connected throughout the winter ...
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Timothy Goodman’s art makes order out of chaos. The New York City-based muralist and designer uses bold colors and encouraging words to ...
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A record number of Americans, estimated at nearly 160 million, went to the polls to make their voices heard. This past week's election, ...
Kelley Heyer skating
As New York City’s coronavirus lockdown stretched from days to weeks, Kelley Heyer grew desperate for distraction. “April and May in ...
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Our work to create great public spaces is rooted in a belief that every person deserves an equal say in the future of their community. For ...
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Residents of Stonington, Connecticut, fought a long campaign to conserve Coogan Farm—a peaceful, rural property on the banks of the Mystic ...
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If you’ve ever tasted an Allagash beer, you’ve tasted the benefits of protecting forests around Sebago Lake. The water we use at our ...
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This fall, we’re celebrating all the ways parks unite us : with one another, with our neighborhoods, and with ...
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Your vote is your power. And in an election season with so much on the line, it’s never been more important to use your power to speak up ...
Kids run toward the camera at Coopers Poynt School in Camden, NJ
We’re proud to partner with the ...
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From where I live in central Oregon, in the city of Bend, distant wildfires surrounded me this summer. Two hours to the north were the ...

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