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    Private property sign in front of view of Zion National Park.
    Mike Schirf

    Zion National Park is at risk of development. We’re working to protect it.

    A recent report found that more than 9 million acres of public land across the West are "landlocked," cut off from public access by private land. 

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    ©Brian Mohr/ EmberPhoto.ph 802-496-5434.email: info@emberphoto.com..TPL - Lincoln Peak.Green Mountains, Vermont..
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    How do you measure a year?

    We have lots of statistics about the work we did together in 2018. But the numbers are only part of the story. 

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    Mill Creek, a part of the Bonneville Shoreline Trail project near Salt Lake City, UT. Photos by Mike Schirf.
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    New study: the 50 best cities to #OptOutside

    Pretty much any way we slice the data, it's clear there are major disparities in access to public lands across the country. 

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    Opening celebration of the PS 111M playground in Hell's Kitchen in New York City, NYC Playgrounds Program.
    Timothy Schenck

    200 New York City playgrounds later, we're still greening strong

    In the mid 1990s, New York City had less green space per person than almost anywhere in America. See what's changed since we started rebuilding parks across all five boroughs. 

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    Kellogg Park in Los Angeles, CA.
    Annie Bang

    #SaveLWCF to help cities reach green space goals

    Everyone deserves a park within a 10-minute walk. See how the Land and Water Conservation Fund is helping cities build parks where they're needed most. 

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    A skateboarder waits his turn at the new Skateboard Park, Josh holds his skateboard while watching the skateboard action at the new Skateboard Park at the Historic Fourth Ward Park in Atlanta, GA. Atlanta Beltline., 2011, GA, Historic Fourth Ward Park, Parks for People, Fulton, Atlanta, Historic Fourth Ward Park, Children | Developed Park | Playground | Recreation, Darcy Kiefel

    Falling with style, and other life lessons from a neighborhood skate park

    “Skaters have to know how to handle a situation if you’re about to lose your balance. There are things you can do to stay on your feet, or at least fall in a way you don’t get hurt.”

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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 ...
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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 ...
Silhouettes of people look at the night sky
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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In New York City, where backyards are rare, a community garden is more than a place to grow vegetables: it’s a place to play, get muddy, ...
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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 ...
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Brandon Brown’s approach to building bikes is as much a life philosophy as it is a principle of mechanics. “When your system is stiff, if ...
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The California city of Ventura was in the news in December when it got caught up in the massive Thomas Fire, which burned more than 280,000 ...

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