• ParkScore 2022
    Joshua Dobay

    2022 ParkScore report reveals the power of parks to address climate change

    From adapting terrain to absorb more stormwater runoff to planting more trees to cool neighborhoods and capture carbon, park designers are helping communities become more climate resilient.

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    Christopher Boyer / Kestrel Aerial

    Forever Montana: Protecting Big Sky Country

    People flock to Montana for its natural beauty and wide-open spaces. What they might not realize is how at-risk those seemingly epic wild spaces are—and that they have the power to help.

  • Aerial image of Banning Ranch and the Pacific Ocean
    Reuben Herzl / Groundmaking

    Help us transform this huge open space into Southern California’s newest coastal park

    Thanks to an extraordinary gift from Newport Beach philanthropists Frank and Joann Randall, we're leading a campaign to create an extraordinary public park at Banning Ranch.

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    It's easy to see why the Zion Narrows Trail makes it onto many hikers' bucket lists: the 16-mile route winds down an ever-deepening slot canyon. At points, the trail disappears and hikers must wade in the river itself .
    Mike Schirf

    From Ala Kahakai to Zion, 10 national parks where you’ve made a difference

    This National Park Week, we’re thanking the people who make our parks great, and celebrating just a few of the important ways our Trust for Public Land community has made a difference over the years.

Three hundred U.S. cities—large and small, urban and rural—have demonstrated their commitment to the 10-Minute Walk vision to expand safe ...
ParkScore 2022
Climate change is upon us, impacting our health and well-being. Earlier this year, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) ...
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There is a stand of quaking aspens hovering over Drake Avenue in Northeast Chicago. OK, it’s not hovering; the trees are planted there, ...
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When it comes to iconic urban design, spaces such as Vatican City’s St. Peter’s Square, New York’s Central Park, and Ryōanji garden in ...
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This past year, like the one before, has witnessed the continued challenges of a global pandemic, a worsening climate crisis, the fight for ...
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We are celebrating the amazing work of the community-based organizations awarded with 10-Minute Walk grants by Trust for Public Land ...
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When Abby Sloan, principal of Jennie Reed Elementary School in Tacoma, Washington, talks about the problems with the existing schoolyard, ...
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Imagine going to school or living in a neighborhood where you almost never glimpse a tree or garden. Then imagine living in a community ...
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As wildfires, hurricanes, and a global pandemic continue to upend lives, the role of our environment—the places in which we live, work, ...
brightly colored play equipment and leafy green trees fill the Southwark School schoolyard
It’s hard to convey just how unwelcoming—OK, grim—the schoolyard at Southwark School was before ...
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In 2021, we partnered with The Boeing Company to launch an Environment Leadership Award that recognizes environmental volunteers in Arizona ...
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A Cooper’s hawk hovers over a mouse, a squirrel, and other prey. Nearby, a Baltimore oriole looks longingly at the berries that fuel its ...
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When communities are able to safely come together to experience nature, they are healthier, stronger, more connected, and more ...
Aerial view of Urban Orchard in South Gate, California
The Los Angeles River cuts a stick-straight line through the city of South Gate. Funneled into a broad concrete channel, crossed by the 710 ...
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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 ...
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Californians have endured a series of devastating climate disasters in the past year. In 2020, over 4.2 million acres burned across the ...
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America has a park problem. There's a major divide between who does and doesn't have access to the outdoors, with the greatest disparities ...
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The Biden-Harris administration recently released a plan for the coming 10 years of conservation in the United States. The report, ...
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Trust for Public Land community organizer Dayana Molina has worked in our Los Angeles office for four years, helping residents plan and ...
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This week, a team of intrepid Trust for Public Land volunteers are making the case for parks and conservation with lawmakers in Washington ...
Jim Ellis stands at a log fence in front of a cabin in the woods outside of Seattle, Washington.
If you’ve taken a hike anywhere within an hour’s drive of Seattle, chances are, you have Jim Ellis to thank for it. A legendary civic ...
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The Columbia River Gorge unwinds from the arid plateaus east of the Cascades to the towering temperate rainforests just outside of Portland ...
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Judy Forte says there are many people who don’t know about the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “We are taught certain facts ...

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