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    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. 

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    ©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. 

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

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    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. 

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    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. 

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    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.”

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 ...
Artist's rendering of the late Cretaceos period, a jungle scene
Imagine you’re visiting Colorado Springs—not today, but more than 66 million years ago. Instead of the high, arid plain you’ll find there ...
Everyone deserves a park within a 10-minute walk of home.
What could you do with 10 minutes? It’s enough time to tackle a couple quick household chores: swap the laundry, wash a few dishes. You ...
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Pigeons are noble. Crows are good judges of character. Snails are underrated. Weeds are … delicious? These aren’t commonly held opinions— ...
Four cyclists smile with their bikes on a beach
From wrangling student loans to finding a new place to live, plenty of recent graduates feel like their first months out of school are an ...
United State Capitol rotunda
Between its history and its symbolism, the United States Capitol—all gleaming marble and towering columns—is a little, well, intimidating. ...
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 ...
Antelope Canyon
Lisa Bauman-Cook has spent thousands of hours crawling, shimmying, scrambling, and rappelling into caves across the western United States. ...
LA State Historic Park
A flock of kites has taken up residence in the sky over Los Angeles. You can find them out there on any sunny Saturday, held aloft by 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 ...
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 ...
A partial solar eclipse with trees in the foreground
Next week’s total solar eclipse is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for people all across the country to stop what they’re doing, step ...
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Some parts of park design–setting the right width for a walking path, using landscaping to prevent flooding—are more like a science. But ...
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In a city as enormous and diverse as Los Angeles, it’s debatable whether there’s any such thing as the quintessential park experience. But ...
A young man rides a bike on a muddy trail
Like a lot of high school students, Brandon Robinson had a hard time getting excited about math class. “He’d sit in the back and grumble—I ...
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San Luis Obispo—or SLO, as it’s known to locals—is a town of about 50,000 people tucked into the rolling hills on the Central California ...
Excavations at Burnt Corn Pueblo
Imagine you lived early in the 14 th century, in what we now call New Mexico. Long before Europeans ever set foot here, you might have made ...
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The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area is metro Atlanta’s lifeline to the great outdoors. Stretching from Lake Lanier in the ...
Buchanan Mall Park
Tyrone Mullins grew up with a park nearby—but it was no place for kids. Covering a five-block stretch in San Francisco’s Fillmore District ...
A woman and her son walk on a trail above a valley
When it comes to the federal budget, it’s easy to get lost in the numbers. But behind every proposed cut are real communities—including ...
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 ...
Despite their reputation for Midwestern politeness, residents of St. Paul and Minneapolis are locked in an intense rivalry—and it's not a ...
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® ...
Snoqualmie Falls
It’s a big week for fans of the TV show Twin Peaks: after a 25-year hiatus, the series wrapped up its third season on Sunday night ...

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