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    Frog Town Park, St. Paul Minnesota, October 4, 2018.
    Andy Richter Photography

    There's a new #1 for city parks in America

    Check out the findings from our 2019 ParkScore® index, and see how your city's parks compare!

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    This constitutes a good day at school. Glen Helen Nature Preserve in Yellow Springs, OH.
    Kelly Fortener

    Notes on (saving) camp

    Across the country, grown-up camp kids are rallying to protect the places they remember. 

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    Mary Ann Twitty

    In a "forgotten" vacant lot, neighbors dream of a new park

    For decades, residents of Chattanooga’s Oak Grove neighborhood have made the most of the empty space on Lynnbrook Avenue.

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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

    In Whitefish, Montana, long-time locals are saving the streams that will guarantee their community a sustainable future.

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Mount Katahdin marks the end of many long journeys. The 5,267-foot peak is Maine’s highest point, the summit of a formidably steep and ...
A river flows through a mountain valley
Highway 285 winds westward through the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains from Denver. At the Chaffee County line a sign declares, “Welcome ...
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If you love public lands as much as we do, you already know that 2017 was a tumultuous year in conservation. But no matter what the news ...
Anna Pfaff blows snow off her fingers
Before she logged first ascents in the remote mountains of Nepal, Pakistan, India, Chile, and Colombia—and before her big sponsorships, her ...
A heron on a dusky river
Bud Baker always wanted a farm of his own. Growing up in Depression-era West Virginia, the son of factory workers at the Fenton Glass ...
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When it comes to creating parks and protecting land for people, we’re all in it together. The Trust for Public Land is proud to work with ...
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To reach her favorite spot at Camp Whispering Hills, Allison Walker would coax a horse up the steep trail behind the barn. The climb zig- ...
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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It’s 4 a.m. and the skies over northwest Arkansas are still inky black. This is the chilliest time of day at Frog Bayou Wildlife Management ...
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 ...
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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 ...
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 ...

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