• mn_frogtown_10042018_12
    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!

  • oh_glenhelen_07052016_279
    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. 

  • A boy smiles at the camera at a community event
    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.

  • mt_stillwater06262015_69.jpg
    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.

A teenage boy and a young man smile for the camera at an indoor rock climbing gym
It’s not easy to get into rock climbing. Starting out means building strength, mastering knots, and—for some of us, anyway—conquering a ...
A group of senior citizens on stage in bright t-shirts playing drums with stucks
For artist Daniela Rivera, every walk through Boston’s Grove Hall neighborhood is a sonic adventure. “In a few blocks you’ll hear people ...
wa_msg_07282015_109.jpg
The forested slopes of Cougar Mountain are a comforting backdrop to daily life in the Seattle suburb of Issaquah. Hitting the trail for an ...
oh_lakelinktrail_08112015_01.jpg
This year, Clevelanders commemorated the 50th anniversary of the day the Cuyahoga River—which runs through the heart of the city—caught ...
Aerial image of the Statue of Liberty in the foreground, with Manhattan and Brooklyn skylines behind
Hurricane Sandy roared over the New York City metro area seven years ago this week. Few who witnessed the storm’s power, or experienced its ...
tx_dallas_treeplanting_001
For years, students at Dallas’s South Oak Cliff High School went to class in grim conditions. “The roof leaked, asbestos was everywhere, ...
pa_williamdickschool_06132014_200.jpg
This story was originally published on ...
UPDATE: During this week's #ClimateStrikes, youth leaders are calling for climate action based in equity and justice. Find out how parks ...
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 ...
pa_williamdickschool_06132014_031.jpg
America has a park problem. Nature is essential for healthy, happy communities, but today, 100 million people in this country—a third of us ...
co_riogrande_farmpark_07302016_24
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 ...
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 ...
me_baysidetrail_10242008_005.jpg
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 ...
mn_frogtown_10042018_12
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 ...
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 ...
or_potsodogpark_04262014_120.jpg
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 ...
NJ_Newark_McKinley_12.10.02_Manuel Lebron_001.tif
Behind every spruced-up playground, every picnic-bench lunch spot, and every mile of greenway are dedicated people who put their time, ...
ga_enota05202017_39
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 ...
Cook Park rendering
This year’s Super Bowl played out at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in downtown Atlanta, a gleaming 30-story structure that opened in 2017. ...
pa_37mtvernon_08242017_081
Parks make our cities happier, healthier, and more prosperous. But today, more than 100 million Americans don’t have a park within a 10- ...
mn_wilderpark_02272011_032.JPG
Winter can be a grind. Dark days of dodging puddles, shoveling driveways, and misplacing mittens—it’s enough to make you want to curl up ...
vt_lincolnpeak_03042012_016
We have plenty of statistics about the work we did together in 2018. We can tell you how many acres you helped us protect (68,996), or how ...
Liz Thomas on a hillside swing above San Francisco
The veteran of more than 20 long-distance wilderness hikes, Liz Thomas knows how to navigate the ...
ny_ps111m_06102015_294
Even if your memories of grade school have faded, you can probably still picture your playground. Big or small, concrete or grass, it was ...

Pages: