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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.

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 ...
Denver skyline from Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge
There's a big blank spot on the map of the Denver metro. In the city’s northeast corner, the grid ends abruptly in an open prairie. Instead ...
Stonington High School crew
In the sport of crew, rowers talk about finding their “swing”—the blissful state when every athlete in the boat is working together in ...
Rue Mapp rafting
We were honored to welcome Rue Mapp to our annual conference of volunteers last week. Mapp is the founder of ...
Land&People magazine spring/summer 2017
Whether it’s on the summit of a distant mountain or at the top of the jungle gym in your neighborhood park, adventure awaits us all in the ...
A view of Napa Valley from Oat Hill Mine Trail
Mention California’s Napa Valley and most people think wine country, not wilderness. But beyond the vineyards and tasting rooms you’ll also ...
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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 ...
Monarch butterflies in flight
Familiar but striking, delicate yet tough, monarch butterflies endure of one nature’s most grueling voyages, fluttering thousands of miles ...
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Los Angeles residents relish the natural beauty of their beaches and mountains, but too many families live too far from a park to make ...
Newark Riverfront Park at dusk
All eyes are on Washington, D. C., this week in anticipation of the release of a first draft of the federal budget. Early reports hint at ...
Cliff on a lake
Jim Brandenburg has traveled to the ends of the earth as a photographer on assignment for National Geographic. He’s photographed ...
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Conservationist, environmental lawyer, transportation expert, scholar, athlete, outdoorswoman … Gail Achterman was many things, but her ...
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It all started with The Call of the Wild . Spencer Bruggeman was 11 when he read Jack London’s classic tale about a sled dog in ...
Grand Prismatic Spring
In October, jazz composer and trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith released his latest album “America’s National Parks.” It’s definitely our kind of ...

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