• 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. 

  • ©Brian Mohr/ EmberPhoto.ph 802-496-5434.email: info@emberphoto.com..TPL - Lincoln Peak.Green Mountains, Vermont..
    ©Brian Mohr/ Ember Photography - All rights reserved

    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. 

  • Mill Creek, a part of the Bonneville Shoreline Trail project near Salt Lake City, UT. Photos by Mike Schirf.
    © Mike Schirf

    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. 

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • 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.”

When Josiah Austin bought Cienega Ranch 25 years ago, it was in rough shape. The 19,000-acre spread on the Arizona-Mexico border takes its ...
A woman holds an umbrella
Since 1855, the Sisters of St. Joseph lived and served in the heart of a New Orleans neighborhood called Gentilly, their congregation based ...
Maria Gonzalez remembers what Philadelphia’s Jose Manuel Collazo Playground used to look like. “The equipment was old and vandalized. You ...
In many parts of the country, golf courses are struggling to turn a profit: by some estimates, 800 have closed down in just the past decade ...
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 ...
Aerial photo of a blue pool surrounded by palm trees
He punawai kahe wale ke aloha. Love is a spring that flows freely. — Hawaiian proverb Chris Cramer was finishing another day’s ...
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 ...
Blue Trees
Climate change can be hard to wrap your head around: it’s a tough task to keep up with the news—never mind the science. Sometimes just ...
Sun shines on a valley viewed from a mountainside
Mount Ascutney rises 3,000 feet above the town of West Windsor, Vermont. For generations, the ski resort at its base was the community’s ...
Monarch butterflies in flight
Familiar but striking, delicate yet tough, monarch butterflies endure of one nature’s most grueling voyages, fluttering thousands of miles ...
Despite its notoriously wet winters and some seriously steep hills, Seattle is a two-wheeled triumph: its residents commute by bike at a ...
On a lonely stretch of beach in Olympic National Park, my family and I approached a bus-sized boulder. As we drew closer, we saw it was ...
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 ...
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 ...
People enjoying the bridge in South Chickamauga
The latest addition to Chattanooga's greenway system is by no means the longest we've completed. But if you ask the neighbors who turned up ...
Super-slides and wave pools? Try bioswales and rain gardens. Across the country, city parks are doing double-duty to help control ...
The Equipo Verde participates in a clean up day at an LA Green Alley as a part of the Avalon Green Alleys program.
Sonia Rodriguez lives in walking distance of her kids’ school and the grocery store, but it's always felt safer to drive. The streets in ...
Mark Hoffman
For much of the past century, wetlands were dismissed as useless or even dangerous—dredged, filled in, developed, and polluted. Since 1900 ...
Tree and city
It doesn't take a diplomat to recognize that it's rare for 195 countries to agree on anything, much less on a subject as thorny as carbon ...
City Park, New Orleans
When Hurricane Katrina tore through New Orleans in August 2005, it left 90 percent of historic City Park—an area larger than New York's ...