• ParkScore 2022
    Joshua Dobay

    2022 ParkScore report reveals the power of parks to address climate change

    From adapting terrain to absorb more stormwater runoff to planting more trees to cool neighborhoods and capture carbon, park designers are helping communities become more climate resilient.

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    Christopher Boyer / Kestrel Aerial

    Forever Montana: Protecting Big Sky Country

    People flock to Montana for its natural beauty and wide-open spaces. What they might not realize is how at-risk those seemingly epic wild spaces are—and that they have the power to help.

  • Aerial image of Banning Ranch and the Pacific Ocean
    Reuben Herzl / Groundmaking

    Help us transform this huge open space into Southern California’s newest coastal park

    Thanks to an extraordinary gift from Newport Beach philanthropists Frank and Joann Randall, we're leading a campaign to create an extraordinary public park at Banning Ranch.

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    It's easy to see why the Zion Narrows Trail makes it onto many hikers' bucket lists: the 16-mile route winds down an ever-deepening slot canyon. At points, the trail disappears and hikers must wade in the river itself .
    Mike Schirf

    From Ala Kahakai to Zion, 10 national parks where you’ve made a difference

    This National Park Week, we’re thanking the people who make our parks great, and celebrating just a few of the important ways our Trust for Public Land community has made a difference over the years.

ParkScore 2022
Climate change is upon us, impacting our health and well-being. Earlier this year, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) ...
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When it comes to iconic urban design, spaces such as Vatican City’s St. Peter’s Square, New York’s Central Park, and Ryōanji garden in ...
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This past year, like the one before, has witnessed the continued challenges of a global pandemic, a worsening climate crisis, the fight for ...
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It’s hard to convey just how unwelcoming—OK, grim—the schoolyard at Southwark School was before ...
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In 2021, we partnered with The Boeing Company to launch an Environment Leadership Award that recognizes environmental volunteers in Arizona ...
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When communities are able to safely come together to experience nature, they are healthier, stronger, more connected, and more ...
Aerial view of Urban Orchard in South Gate, California
The Los Angeles River cuts a stick-straight line through the city of South Gate. Funneled into a broad concrete channel, crossed by the 710 ...
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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 ...
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Trust for Public Land community organizer Dayana Molina has worked in our Los Angeles office for four years, helping residents plan and ...
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This week, a team of intrepid Trust for Public Land volunteers are making the case for parks and conservation with lawmakers in Washington ...
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Nikki Gill has deep roots in Jackson Hole. When her great-grandparents homesteaded in this remote mountain valley in northern Wyoming in ...
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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 ...
Taylor Toynes
As a kid growing up in the South Oak Cliff section of Dallas, Taylor Toynes remembers long afternoons spent exploring the creek that cuts ...
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Coronavirus cases are rise again across much of the nation. As Americans look for ways to stay healthy and connected throughout the winter ...
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As New York City’s coronavirus lockdown stretched from days to weeks, Kelley Heyer grew desperate for distraction. “April and May in ...
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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 ...
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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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This fall, we’re celebrating all the ways parks unite us : with one another, with our neighborhoods, and with ...
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 ...
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When a heat wave swallowed much of the Eastern seaboard in late July 2020, it broke temperature records from New Hampshire to Virginia and ...
Cecilia Munoz and Shanelle Smith Whigham
Extraordinary times call for extraordinary leaders. And as the coronavirus strains communities that are already unduly suffering from ...
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In New York City, playgrounds are open this week for the first time since April 1, with the addition of “social distancing ambassadors” to ...
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The Equipo Verde had their goals for 2020 all laid out: a calendar of community work days to clean up the neglected ...
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With the coronavirus spreading rapidly through cities, officials around the nation started to look for ways to give cooped-up residents ...
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If you feel like your local outdoor spot has been busier since the start of the pandemic, you might be right: across the country, park ...

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