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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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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 ...
Brick row houses in Pullman
February is Black History Month—and it’s never long enough. That’s one of the reasons we love visiting national monuments that tell the ...
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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The California Coastal National Monument is not your typical park. For one thing, it’s 1,100 miles long, stretching the full distance ...
Kara Winger
Like so many of us, Kara Winger likes to take to the trails to clear her mind and blow off stress from the workday. Less typical: Winger’s ...
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From the standoff at Malheur Wildlife Refuge to the debate over Bears Ears ...
Ala Kahakai along a beach with trees
One evening, years ago, Dennis Hart’s mother told him that she wanted to go for a hike. She was in her 80s then, her health unsteady, but ...
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No doubt about it: 2016 was an eventful year for public lands . But with the help of friends and ...
Skaters at Hilltop Park
Matt Derrick was a teenager in upstate New York when he first saw Future Primitive . The 1985 film featured pro skateboarder Tommy ...
A double rainbow over the Grand Canyon
If you’ve ever explored a national park—especially one of the busier ones, like Yosemite or Yellowstone—you might have noticed all kinds of ...
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Though they’re still in grade school, the kids at C.S. 154 in Harlem are already learning a valuable life lesson: if they’re willing to ...
Coastal bluffs, ocean, and fog
After more than 150 years on a small, inland reservation, the Kashia band of Pomo Indians has at last returned to the California coast. ...
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Chances are, your favorite outdoor memories aren’t just of the places you’ve been—they’re also about the people who’ve joined you for the ...
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From the door of her apartment, Artyene Wilson can see the sparkling expanse of Lake Erie stretching away to the horizon. “You can’t beat ...
On a lonely stretch of beach in Olympic National Park, my family and I approached a bus-sized boulder. As we drew closer, we saw it was ...
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If you're a Trust for Public Land member, it's time to check your mailbox: the fall/winter 2016 issue of Land&People —our ...

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