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    Camp Hahobas in the Puget Sound in Washington state.
    Thomas Barton

    Want proof that your voice matters? LWCF is permanently renewed.

    It's an epic win for parks and open space across America, and it's all thanks to advocacy and donations from people like you.

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    Enota Park, part of the Atlanta Beltline in Atlanta, GA.
    Christopher T. Martin

    What does ensuring access to nature have to do with fighting climate change?

    The Green New Deal sets ambitious targets to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels … but it doesn’t stop there.

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    Jenna Stamm

    To get Americans moving, “consider investing in parks.”

    A new study finds residents of cities with better park systems are more likely to get at least some regular physical activity.

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    A view of the landscape of the Stillwater property in Montana.
    © Steven Gnam

    Water comes first as this small town grows

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Laurie and Andrea Kass are on a mission. The mother-daughter duo from Marquette, Michigan, aim to hike at least 100 miles on the North ...
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Parks make our cities happier, healthier, and more prosperous. But today, more than 100 million Americans don’t have a park within a 10- ...
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The first trick any skateboarder has to master is learning how to fall. “Skaters have to know how to handle a situation if you’re about to ...
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To reach Kearsarge Pass in the southern Sierra Nevada, you’ll need to ascend 2,600 feet in 11 miles, over big boulders and through loose ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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 ...
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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 ...
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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® ...
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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
You’d probably agree that getting outside does people good—but do you ever wonder why that is? Many scientists have attempted to answer ...
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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 ...
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Tim Kovar is afraid of heights. It wouldn’t be remarkable—most of us get a little nervous off the ground—except that Kovar makes a living ...
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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
A decade ago, Richard Louv’s book Last Child in the Woods sounded the alarm: our culture's increasing alienation from the natural ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...