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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. 

  • A boy smiles at the camera at a community event
    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.

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 ...
Michael Lanza/TheBigOutside.com
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 ...
Youngest Robie on the farm
When we gather around the table with our loved ones this Thanksgiving, we'll be sharing a success story—and a delicious dish!—from a New ...
Though they live in a state famous for outdoor recreation, most of the children in Denver’s Montbello community lack access to parks and ...
The 606
They grow up so fast! Chicago's newest park and trail is just past six months old, and we're marking the occasion with a new video. We took ...
Land&People magazine
For more than 40 years, The Trust for Public Land has worked to connect people to nature, parks, and each other. These connections are the ...
Mallows Bay, MD
On the Maryland side of the Potomac, in the rural community of Nanjemoy, you'll find a sheltered cove called Mallows Bay. The sandy bluffs ...
It's a big day for us: we're debuting a new look—only the third in our 40-year history—and we hope you like it! A little history: The Trust ...
If you ask urban planners, great public spaces have a lot in common ... even though one of those things is that each is unique! This year, ...
We're big fans of the Appalachian Trail— big, like 250,000 acres big! —so of course we had to ...

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