• Parks Unite Us

    Five reasons to unite for parks

    Our shared public spaces are the foundation for healthier, more equitable, more resilient communities 

  • Tanisha Tucker harvests saguaro fruit
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    A traditional harvest at Saguaro National Park

    Behind the search for a "desert superfood."

  • Kids play in a park sprinkler
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    The hazards of park disparities during heat waves

    The shade of a deep green park can be up to 17 degrees cooler than the surrounding neighborhood.

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Well, there’s no two ways about it: 2020 has been a doozy. But through the uncertainty, change, and heartbreak of the past year, Americans ...
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Your vote is your power. And in an election season with so much on the line, it’s never been more important to use your power to speak up ...
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We’re proud to partner with the ...
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From where I live in central Oregon, in the city of Bend, distant wildfires surrounded me this summer. Two hours to the north were the ...
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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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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 ...
Parks Unite Us
Parks are a community superpower. The outdoors connect people to nature and to one another, to our neighborhoods, and to the world. This ...
A boy harvests kalo
Kolea Fukumitsu knows kalo. The starchy vegetable, also known as taro, is a traditional staple of Hawaiian diets, and Fukumitsu is in the ...
Kids play in a park sprinkler
A heat wave swallowed much of the Eastern seaboard late last month, breaking temperature records from New Hampshire to Virginia, and ...
Delaware Water Gap
The Delaware River, the longest free-flowing waterway east of the Mississippi, meanders more than 300 miles from the Catskill Mountains in ...
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At The Trust for Public Land, we geek out about parks constantly . But it’s just once a year, the third Wednesday in May, that we ...
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Eve Mosher had been following the news, studying the science, and burrowing into the reports: The planet was warming, and the seas that ...
Four women in sunglasses climb the steps outside Los Angeles City Hall
Everywhere we work, we meet creative, dedicated women rallying their neighbors around parks and open spaces that will make their ...
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Tomorrow is the last day of the United Nation’s 25 th annual Conference of the Parties, or COP25. For two weeks, delegates from nearly 200 ...
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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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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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UPDATE: Great news! We're proud to announce we've protected 17 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail at ...
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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 ...
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Public lands advocates like you helped score a big victory for parks and open space this spring, when the President signed a bill to ...
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For over a century, Whitefish, Montana has been a hard-working timber and mining town in the majestic Flathead Valley outside Glacier ...
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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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