• Martin Luther King National Historic Site in Atlanta, GA.
    Christopher T. Martin

    A civil rights icon's childhood home brings his past and presence alive

    We asked Atlantans what a visit to MLK's birth home means to them. 

  • Children playing on play structure at Taggart Schoolyard in Philadelphia, PA.
    Jenna Stamm

    You should be proud

    Here's what we accomplished together in 2017.

  • A rosy Mount Katahdin reflected in a placid Katahdin Lake at dawn, Early morning colors and mist on Katahdin Lake in Maine's Northern Forest. Mount Katahdin. Northern Forest Program., 2005, ME, Katahdin Lake, Natural Lands, Katahdin Lake, Forests | Lake | Mountains, Jerry and Marcy Monkman
    (c) Jerry and Marcy Monkman/EcoPhotography.com

    On the Appalachian Trail, a summit reached and a promise kept

    One man's journey along the storied route was more than just a walk in the woods. 

  • Two brothers explore Savage Fen SNA, Sam Kochevar looks through binoculars while brother Jack stands behind looking at the view at Savage Fen Scientific and Natural Area in Savage, MN. Scott County, Credit River, Minnesota Valley State Trail., 2010, MN, Savage Fen Scientific and Natural Area, Natural Lands, Scott, Savage, Savage Fen Scientific and Natural Area, Children | Meadow | Recreation, ALLEN BRISSON-SMITH
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    A walk on the wild sidewalk: on safari with a city naturalist

Martin Luther King Jr. was once just a kid—a bright, studious boy, but not too serious to chase his sisters around the backyard of the ...
If you live near a Trust for Public Land Fitness Zone® area, you've got a great alternative to hitting the gym: you can get your workout in ...
A man performs three exercises outside
Even if you’re not big on resolutions, the New Year is an opportunity to look at our health habits through fresh eyes. If you’ve got ...
Anna Pfaff blows snow off her fingers
Before she logged first ascents in the remote mountains of Nepal, Pakistan, India, Chile, and Colombia—and before her big sponsorships, her ...
Land&People magazine Fall/Winter 2017
Every American deserves a great park within a 10-minute walk of home. It’s a belief we’ve championed for 45 years and the theme of the ...
Falcon mural at Lafayette Street School
Falcons have captured the human imagination for thousands of years: they’re a potent symbol in ancient myths—and for present-day sports ...
LA State Historic Park
A flock of kites has taken up residence in the sky over Los Angeles. You can find them out there on any sunny Saturday, held aloft by the ...
Geraldolyn Horton-Harris used to live across the street from Mestizo-Curtis Park, the oldest public park in Denver—but she never let her ...
A group of young women pose for a picture in soccer gear
Som Subedi will tell you he had a lot to learn when he moved to Portland, Oregon, in 2008. He didn’t speak much English, didn’t know how to ...
Some parts of park design–setting the right width for a walking path, using landscaping to prevent flooding—are more like a science. But ...
In a city as enormous and diverse as Los Angeles, it’s debatable whether there’s any such thing as the quintessential park experience. But ...
A young man rides a bike on a muddy trail
Like a lot of high school students, Brandon Robinson had a hard time getting excited about math class. “He’d sit in the back and grumble—I ...
Buchanan Mall Park
Tyrone Mullins grew up with a park nearby—but it was no place for kids. Covering a five-block stretch in San Francisco’s Fillmore District ...
Despite their reputation for Midwestern politeness, residents of St. Paul and Minneapolis are locked in an intense rivalry—and it's not a ...
Kids at a schoolyard in Fresno
We admit it: we’re park nerds here at The Trust for Public Land. So we’re excited to release this year’s ParkScore® ...
Denver skyline from Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge
There's a big blank spot on the map of the Denver metro. In the city’s northeast corner, the grid ends abruptly in an open prairie. Instead ...
Despite its notoriously wet winters and some seriously steep hills, Seattle is a two-wheeled triumph: its residents commute by bike at a ...
Skaters at Hilltop Park
Matt Derrick was a teenager in upstate New York when he first saw Future Primitive . The 1985 film featured pro skateboarder Tommy ...
From the door of her apartment, Artyene Wilson can see the sparkling expanse of Lake Erie stretching away to the horizon. “You can’t beat ...
President Roosevelt stands at the center of a group of men in front a giant Sequoia tree
With a contentious campaign season dragging on—and public lands under attack from all sides —we've ...
It’s 2 o’clock on a hot summer afternoon. You’re getting ready to meet some friends at the park for a game of basketball. Which t-shirt ...
Children climb on a net structure at Boeddeker Park in San Francisco
When we met Jaeya Bayani, we knew you needed to hear from her. The San Francisco 8th grader has a lot to say about Boeddeker Park, whose ...
A mock Pokemon card of a squirrel
Pokemon Go is the virtual reality craze sweeping the nation—with some surprising side-effects. Even the most screen-addicted players say ...
A family walks down a path at Colwood Park in Portland, Oregon
The mayor of Portland calls the transformation of a private golf course into a public park “a land-use miracle”—but it wasn’t a hole in one ...
American flag flying in front of mountains
Protecting land brings all kinds of people together—in our work across the country, we’ve seen creative collaborations between everyone ...