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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.

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 ...
Dallas, Texas
Better known for big hair and big hats, the city of Dallas has a park system more on the modest side: #40 out of the 75 on ...
The Equipo Verde participates in a clean up day at an LA Green Alley as a part of the Avalon Green Alleys program.
Sonia Rodriguez lives in walking distance of her kids’ school and the grocery store, but it's always felt safer to drive. The streets in ...
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The ranger in the office of Idaho’s Sawtooth National Recreation Area frowned skeptically when I explained my plans to backpack an 18-mile ...
A woman plays fetch with her dog at Whitefish Lake in the Haskill Basin in Whitefish, MT
There are corners of Montana where it can seem like time stands still. In the hush of a deep forest or the chatter of a trout stream, the ...
Hands holding a stopwatch
What can you get done in 10 minutes? Maybe a few quick chores, like folding the laundry or tidying up in the garage. You could read a ...
Two men hiking on the Appalachian Trail.
If there’s anything we appreciate more than the Appalachian Trail, it’s the dedicated volunteers who maintain it. Jim Sullivan is one of ...
Allemansratt Wilderness Park, Minnesota
The Swedes have a word with no English equivalent: allemansrätten, “every person’s right” to roam. It’s a celebrated Nordic ...
Mark Hoffman
For much of the past century, wetlands were dismissed as useless or even dangerous—dredged, filled in, developed, and polluted. Since 1900 ...
At recess—as in life—everyone falls down sometimes. But until recently, taking a tumble at William Dick School in north Philadelphia could ...
Aerial photo of Kawela Bay, Hawaii
Its idyllic setting on Oahu’s North Shore makes the coastline surrounding Turtle Bay Resort a choice location for wildlife, beach-goers, ...
A snowy Wilson Peak rises above autumn forests near Telluride, Colorado
Even in land conservation, money can't buy everything. Sometimes it takes a trade, instead. A creative land swap last month was the final ...
Tree and city
It doesn't take a diplomat to recognize that it's rare for 195 countries to agree on anything, much less on a subject as thorny as carbon ...
Fireworks over a forest.
"New year, new you"—it’s easier said than done. Although most of us can think of changes we’d like to make in our lives (more time outdoors ...
Ice skating at Knight's Pond in Maine
Winter can feel like a grind. Dark days of dodging puddles, shoveling driveways, and misplacing mittens—it’s enough to make us want to curl ...
Migrating birds
If you’re one of the millions of Americans gearing up for a cross-country trip in the next few weeks, you know you’re in for all the joys ...
31 places you made a difference in 2015 with The Trust for Public Land
Skip, stroll, swing, ski, surf … these are just a few of the ways you can experience the land you’ve helped us protect in the past year. ...
Vermont Town Forests
New England is rich in traditions, and our favorite is the community forest. It's an idea with its roots in the colonial era, when ...

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