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    Flickr user Srini Sundarrajan

    The Zion Narrows Trail is protected forever

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    Erin Clark

    A playground turnaround for Atlanta Public Schools

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    Lauryn Wachs, The Nature Conservancy

    Coming soon: a new state park in southern Colorado

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    Volunteers planting trees in Dallas, TX.
    Mark Graham for The Nature Conservancy

    New parks in southern Dallas? “It’s about time!” residents say

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The way Coach Jeffry Lee sees it, at least one good thing came of the old basketball court at Lakeview Terrace: “It used to be all un-level ...
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Everywhere we work, we meet creative, dedicated women rallying their neighbors around parks and open spaces that will make their ...
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The first shift at MAʻO Organic Farms starts at 5 a.m. It’ll be a few hours until the sun rises over the Waiʻanae Range on Oʻahu’s leeward ...
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Atlanta’s Kimberly Elementary is a school on the move. Back in 2017, the school found itself on the state “turnaround list” of schools with ...
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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 ...
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 ...
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For artist Daniela Rivera, every walk through Boston’s Grove Hall neighborhood is a sonic adventure. “In a few blocks you’ll hear people ...
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The forested slopes of Cougar Mountain are a comforting backdrop to daily life in the Seattle suburb of Issaquah. Hitting the trail for an ...
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This year, Clevelanders commemorated the 50th anniversary of the day the Cuyahoga River—which runs through the heart of the city—caught ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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America has a park problem. Nature is essential for healthy, happy communities, but today, 100 million people in this country—a third of us ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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 ...
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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. ...

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