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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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On clear nights, stars blaze in the sky over Ohio’s Glen Helen Nature Preserve . The ...
The Tetons and Snake River (1942)
“What a country chooses to save is what a country chooses to say about itself.” We’re thinking about these words from boundary- ...
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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 ...
Children climb on a net structure at Boeddeker Park in San Francisco
When we met Jaeya Bayani, we knew you needed to hear from her. The San Francisco 8th grader has a lot to say about Boeddeker Park, whose ...
A lighthouse shining in the night.
There’s something about a lighthouse that captures the imagination. Maybe it’s eerie tales of ships lost at sea, or the courage of the lone ...
View from the cliffs over the confluence of the Green and Yampa rivers
The steady current of the Green River pulls our rafts and kayaks toward what looks like a geologic impossibility. Ahead of us is a gigantic ...
Panorama of Canyon Rims
Last week, Utah congressman Rob Bishop released an updated version of his Public Lands Initiative, a proposal more than three years in the ...
Tents, tarps, and bikes in a forested campsite
Hot sun, warm waves, and cool sea breeze through the pitch pines: this is the stuff of summer that lures millions of people to Cape Cod ...
A mock Pokemon card of a squirrel
Pokemon Go is the virtual reality craze sweeping the nation—with some surprising side-effects. Even the most screen-addicted players say ...
A family walks down a path at Colwood Park in Portland, Oregon
The mayor of Portland calls the transformation of a private golf course into a public park “a land-use miracle”—but it wasn’t a hole in one ...
American flag flying in front of mountains
Protecting land brings all kinds of people together—in our work across the country, we’ve seen creative collaborations between everyone ...
Happy 30th anniversary Columbia River Gorge
The Columbia River Gorge is 85 miles of awesome, unwinding from the arid plateaus east of the Cascades to the towering temperate ...
Historical photo of workers building an elevated rail-line in Chicago
Can you believe it’s only been a year since the opening of The 606 ? Already, this one-of-a- ...
Michael Lanza and family at Glacier Bay National Park
With our young families in tow, my friends and I waded into the crowd gathering around Yellowstone’s Old Faithful. We were buddies before ...
Firewatch, by Campo Santo
No surprise for a bunch of park people, we’re usually the last to know about a new video game. We level up with a steep hike, and our idea ...
A woman works on an acequia irrigation ditch in New Mexico
Water woes have always been a fact of life in the American West: it’s a region defined less by a compass point than by the fact that its ...
Land&People Spring/Summer 2016 cover
If you're a Trust for Public Land member, it's time to check your mailbox: the spring/summer 2016 issue of Land ...
People enjoying the bridge in South Chickamauga
The latest addition to Chattanooga's greenway system is by no means the longest we've completed. But if you ask the neighbors who turned up ...
Kids play in a stream at Storymill Park
A decade ago, Richard Louv’s book Last Child in the Woods sounded the alarm: our culture's increasing alienation from the natural ...
Fisherman on a Florida pier
In the spring of 2010, Terry Breed and his wife, Susan, opened a pontoon boat rental business in Destin, Florida. “We were retired, bored, ...
Two people playing bike polo
Each year, The Trust for Public Land wrangles stats on parks in the hundred most populous cities in the U.S. Want to know the largest city ...
10 Parks that Changed America | Preview
Documentary buffs, grab the popcorn! We can’t wait to watch " ...
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Super-slides and wave pools? Try bioswales and rain gardens. Across the country, city parks are doing double-duty to help control ...
Woman silhouetted against a sunset
Everywhere we work, we meet creative, tough, dedicated women rallying their neighbors to create and protect green space. Their ...

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