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    Frog Town Park, St. Paul Minnesota, October 4, 2018.
    Andy Richter Photography

    There's a new #1 for city parks in America

    Check out the findings from our 2019 ParkScore® index, and see how your city's parks compare!

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    This constitutes a good day at school. Glen Helen Nature Preserve in Yellow Springs, OH.
    Kelly Fortener

    Notes on (saving) camp

    Across the country, grown-up camp kids are rallying to protect the places they remember. 

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    Mary Ann Twitty

    In a "forgotten" vacant lot, neighbors dream of a new park

    For decades, residents of Chattanooga’s Oak Grove neighborhood have made the most of the empty space on Lynnbrook Avenue.

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    A view of the landscape of the Stillwater property in Montana.
    © Steven Gnam

    Water comes first as this small town grows

    In Whitefish, Montana, long-time locals are saving the streams that will guarantee their community a sustainable future.

Aerial view of Fisher's Peak
Juan De La Roca was ready to leave Colorado behind. For 25 years, he’d lived, worked, and played in the mountains around Denver and Boulder ...
Waimea Valley, a tropical river flowing through green forest
The Waimea Valley has always been a place of refuge. Today, the lush canyon on the North Shore of O'ahu has a botanical garden and a shaded ...
People walk in a maze
Last month, we threw a great big party to celebrate the grand opening of the brand new Story Mill Community Park in Bozeman, Montana. The ...
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America has a park problem. Nature is essential for healthy, happy communities, but today, 100 million people in this country—a third of us ...
A man carries a woman in a backpack on a hike through a green field
If you like getting outside, you know how important it is to find an adventure buddy: someone who’s as excited as you are to hit the trail ...
Cerro Pedernal and clouds
Georgia O’Keeffe traveled and painted all over the world, but for much of her life, the high desert of northern New Mexico was her home. ...
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Around this time of year, a strange condition starts to spread among the inhabitants of central Maine. During long summer days outside, ...
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Don’t show up empty-handed to your Fourth of July festivities! Check out our collection of fresh summer recipes from growers we've met ...
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UPDATE: Great news! We're proud to announce we've protected 17 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail at ...
Jolie Varela holds a banner and smiles at the front of a march
Journalist and photographer Michael A. Estrada doesn’t shy away from the big questions. And right now the biggest question driving his art ...
A man walks in front of the Stonewall Inn
In the late 1960s, the Stonewall Inn—a bar on the ground floor of a modest brick building in Greenwich Village—was a popular gathering ...
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Picture this: you’re ten years old again, and you’ve just endured nine whole months of fifth grade. But you did it! You made it ...
A boy smiles at the camera at a community event
For decades, residents of Chattanooga’s Oak Grove neighborhood have made the most of the forgotten space on Lynnbrook Avenue. It’s not much ...
A girl hula hoops on a playground
Need a summer reading suggestion? Check your mailbox for the latest issue of Land&People magazine! Land&People is a twice-yearly ...
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Laurie and Andrea Kass are on a mission. The mother-daughter duo from Marquette, Michigan, aim to hike at least 100 miles on the North ...
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The Trust for Public Land’s 2019 ParkScore® rankings are out today, and there’s a big shake-up at the top! Washington, DC, climbed into ...
Long distance trail expert and author Liz Thomas begins her city thru-hiking tour of New York City. She’ll be hiking 175 miles through all 5 boroughs—a route connecting more than a hundred NYC playgrounds built by The Trust for Public Land.
The veteran of more than 20 long-distance wilderness hikes, Liz Thomas knows how to navigate the most remote, wild places on earth. She set ...
Dusk on the National Mall
Public lands advocates like you helped score a big victory for parks and open space this spring, when the President signed a bill to ...
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For over a century, Whitefish, Montana has been a hard-working timber and mining town in the majestic Flathead Valley outside Glacier ...
Three silhoutted people fish on a beach
Nine years ago this week, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, opening a hole on the seafloor that nobody knew how ...
Three women plant trees next to a wall
In Cleveland, planting trees is the first step of a long journey to create welcoming green space in a public housing community. In Chicago ...
Teenagers run in a green field
Ever watch the Olympics on TV? You notice how nervous tension builds before a race: In the moments just before the starting gun, the camera ...
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Here’s a trend that ought to set some tails wagging: since The Trust for Public Land first started keeping track in 2009, the number of ...
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Behind every spruced-up playground, every picnic-bench lunch spot, and every mile of greenway are dedicated people who put their time, ...
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Whether you like it, hate it, or still don’t quite understand what it is, the Green New Deal has emerged as one of the most talked-about ...

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