• 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
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    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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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 ...
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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 ...
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 ...
People sit in circles drawn on the ground at Washington Square in San Francisco
Coronavirus cases are rise again across much of the nation. As Americans look for ways to stay healthy and connected throughout the winter ...
Aerial view of Timothy Goodman painting a white mural on black asphalt
Timothy Goodman’s art makes order out of chaos. The New York City-based muralist and designer uses bold colors and encouraging words to ...
South Chickamauga Creek Greenway
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 ...
A can of Allagash River Trip beer balances on a canoe paddle with a stream in the background
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 ...
An American flag against a smoky orange sky
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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For years, students at Dallas’s South Oak Cliff High School went to class in grim conditions. “The roof leaked, asbestos was everywhere, ...
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Mount Ascutney rises 3,000 feet above the town of West Windsor, Vermont. For generations, the ski resort at its base was the community’s ...
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This fall, we’re celebrating all the ways parks unite us : with one another, with our neighborhoods, and with ...
Parks Unite Us
Parks are a community superpower. The outdoors connect people to nature and to one another, to our neighborhoods, and to the world. This ...
A boy harvests kalo
Kolea Fukumitsu knows kalo. The starchy vegetable, also known as taro, is a traditional staple of Hawaiian diets, and Fukumitsu is in the ...
Tanisha Tucker harvests saguaro fruit
In the middle of the day, in the middle of Saguaro National Park, in the middle of June, not much moves on the land. Temperatures in the ...
Hikers along the trail near Bald Mountain Pond in Maine
Happy news for all who seek adventure: today we’re proud to announce the permanent protection of 2,620 acres of remote and rugged forest ...
A student during COVID-19
As families count down to the first day of school, one thing is for certain: the 2020-2021 school year will be unlike any other in our ...
Kids play in a park sprinkler
A heat wave swallowed much of the Eastern seaboard late last month, breaking temperature records from New Hampshire to Virginia, and ...
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Breaking news from Washington, DC: the Great American Outdoors Act was ...
John Lewis
We mourn the passing of John Lewis, the legendary civil rights organizer who served 17 terms as a congressman representing Georgia’s ...

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