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    Camp Hahobas in the Puget Sound in Washington state.
    Thomas Barton

    Want proof that your voice matters? LWCF is permanently renewed.

    It's an epic win for parks and open space across America, and it's all thanks to advocacy and donations from people like you.

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    Enota Park, part of the Atlanta Beltline in Atlanta, GA.
    Christopher T. Martin

    What does ensuring access to nature have to do with fighting climate change?

    The Green New Deal sets ambitious targets to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels … but it doesn’t stop there.

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    Jenna Stamm

    To get Americans moving, “consider investing in parks.”

    A new study finds residents of cities with better park systems are more likely to get at least some regular physical activity.

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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

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For decades, residents of Chattanooga’s Oak Grove neighborhood have made the most of the forgotten space on Lynnbrook Avenue. It’s not much ...
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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 ...
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In Cleveland, planting trees is the first step of a long journey to create welcoming green space in a public housing community. In Chicago ...
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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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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. ...
The Trust for Public Land has long worked alongside mayors, city planners, and activists to create climate-smart parks and open spaces. ...
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Parks make our cities happier, healthier, and more prosperous. But today, more than 100 million Americans don’t have a park within a 10- ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Even if your memories of grade school have faded, you can probably still picture your playground. Big or small, concrete or grass, it was ...
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The first trick any skateboarder has to master is learning how to fall. “Skaters have to know how to handle a situation if you’re about to ...
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It’s been a promising week for public lands on Capitol Hill: on Tuesday, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee approved a bill ...
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For farm workers in eastern Washington, the start of fall means the end of the cherry season—and the conclusion of a long, hot summer ...
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Community gardens in the U.S. are growing faster than ever. The number of garden plots in city parks has increased 44% since we started ...
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Astronomer Joe Guzman wants to make one point clear—even if your view of the stars isn’t. “It’s a misconception that living in the big city ...
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We admit it: we’re park nerds here at The Trust for Public Land. So we’re excited to release this year’s ParkScore® index, our annual ...
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Since 1855, the Sisters of St. Joseph lived and served in the heart of a New Orleans neighborhood called Gentilly, their congregation based ...
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Since our founding, The Trust for Public Land has focused on bringing parks to the neighborhoods that need them most. But today we’re ...
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Maria Gonzalez remembers what Philadelphia’s Jose Manuel Collazo Playground used to look like. “The equipment was old and vandalized. You ...

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