• 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. 

  • Men on horses, Sky Island Ranches - El Coronado Ranch in Southeastern Arizona, Nov. 11, 2014. Pictured: Jesse Hoge, Kevin St. Clair. 2014, AZ, Sky Island Grasslands, Working Lands, Wilcox, La Cienega Ranch, Animals/Wildlife|Mountains|Recreation|Lake|Rural/Agriculture|, Chris Hinkle
    Chris Hinkle

    Restored Arizona ranch is where the wild things are

    “The cattle operation is important, but it’s just one aspect of my responsibility to this land."

  • Participatory design workshop for our boulder in Montbello Park on January 28, 2018. The workshop took place at the American Mountaineering Center (710 10th St, Golden, CO 80401) with The North Face, ELK, Brown Girls who Climb, Brothers of Climbing, ID Sculpture and others.
    Lorenzo Dawkins

    New climbers find a foothold in neighborhood parks

  • Cyclists in matching outfits ride on a country road
    Remember the Removal Bike Ride

    A ride to remember: Cherokee cyclists trace the Trail of Tears

    50 years ago, Congress created the National Trails System. Today, we're celebrating the trails that keep us connected to our shared heritage. 

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Silhouettes of people look at the night sky
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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 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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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 ...
Residents of Stonington, Connecticut, fought a long campaign to conserve Coogan Farm—a peaceful, rural property on the banks of the Mystic ...
People ride a carousel made of bikes
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 ...
A neighborhood fills a valley in a photo taken from a hillside above it
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 ...
A playground with City Hall in the background
Sixty years ago, the activist Jane Jacobs was writing in part about San Francisco when she warned, “We are becoming too solemn about ...
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 ...
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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
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Geraldolyn Horton-Harris used to live across the street from Mestizo-Curtis Park, the oldest public park in Denver—but she never let her ...