• Martin Luther King National Historic Site in Atlanta, GA.
    Christopher T. Martin

    A civil rights icon's childhood home brings his past and presence alive

    We asked Atlantans what a visit to MLK's birth home means to them. 

  • Children playing on play structure at Taggart Schoolyard in Philadelphia, PA.
    Jenna Stamm

    You should be proud

    Here's what we accomplished together in 2017.

  • A rosy Mount Katahdin reflected in a placid Katahdin Lake at dawn, Early morning colors and mist on Katahdin Lake in Maine's Northern Forest. Mount Katahdin. Northern Forest Program., 2005, ME, Katahdin Lake, Natural Lands, Katahdin Lake, Forests | Lake | Mountains, Jerry and Marcy Monkman
    (c) Jerry and Marcy Monkman/EcoPhotography.com

    On the Appalachian Trail, a summit reached and a promise kept

    One man's journey along the storied route was more than just a walk in the woods. 

  • Two brothers explore Savage Fen SNA, Sam Kochevar looks through binoculars while brother Jack stands behind looking at the view at Savage Fen Scientific and Natural Area in Savage, MN. Scott County, Credit River, Minnesota Valley State Trail., 2010, MN, Savage Fen Scientific and Natural Area, Natural Lands, Scott, Savage, Savage Fen Scientific and Natural Area, Children | Meadow | Recreation, ALLEN BRISSON-SMITH
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    A walk on the wild sidewalk: on safari with a city naturalist

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 ...
A man performs three exercises outside
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 ...
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 ...
Geraldolyn Horton-Harris used to live across the street from Mestizo-Curtis Park, the oldest public park in Denver—but she never let her ...
A group of young women pose for a picture in soccer gear
Som Subedi will tell you he had a lot to learn when he moved to Portland, Oregon, in 2008. He didn’t speak much English, didn’t know how to ...
Kids at a schoolyard in Fresno
We admit it: we’re park nerds here at The Trust for Public Land. So we’re excited to release this year’s ParkScore® ...
There’s something about time spent in nature that makes us feel better. Whether it’s a quick stroll around the block to think through a ...
Icons representing some of the benefits of time spent in nature
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Despite its notoriously wet winters and some seriously steep hills, Seattle is a two-wheeled triumph: its residents commute by bike at a ...
View of a redwood canopy
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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 ...
Kids play in a stream at Storymill Park
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Two people playing bike polo
Each year, The Trust for Public Land wrangles stats on parks in the hundred most populous cities in the U.S. Want to know the largest city ...
Hands holding a stopwatch
What can you get done in 10 minutes? Maybe a few quick chores, like folding the laundry or tidying up in the garage. You could read a ...
At recess—as in life—everyone falls down sometimes. But until recently, taking a tumble at William Dick School in north Philadelphia could ...
It’s a new year, and if you’ve resolved to get fit in 2014, this group of motivated grandmas (and one grandpa) will encourage you to ...
In Los Angeles, intrepid seniors are using their local Trust for Public Land Fitness Zone ® area to get outside and get in shape. In this ...