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    Private property sign in front of view of Zion National Park.
    Mike Schirf

    Zion National Park is at risk of development. We’re working to protect it.

    A recent report found that more than 9 million acres of public land across the West are "landlocked," cut off from public access by private land. 

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    ©Brian Mohr/ EmberPhoto.ph 802-496-5434.email: info@emberphoto.com..TPL - Lincoln Peak.Green Mountains, Vermont..
    ©Brian Mohr/ Ember Photography - All rights reserved

    How do you measure a year?

    We have lots of statistics about the work we did together in 2018. But the numbers are only part of the story. 

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    Mill Creek, a part of the Bonneville Shoreline Trail project near Salt Lake City, UT. Photos by Mike Schirf.
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    New study: the 50 best cities to #OptOutside

    Pretty much any way we slice the data, it's clear there are major disparities in access to public lands across the country. 

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    Opening celebration of the PS 111M playground in Hell's Kitchen in New York City, NYC Playgrounds Program.
    Timothy Schenck

    200 New York City playgrounds later, we're still greening strong

    In the mid 1990s, New York City had less green space per person than almost anywhere in America. See what's changed since we started rebuilding parks across all five boroughs. 

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    Kellogg Park in Los Angeles, CA.
    Annie Bang

    #SaveLWCF to help cities reach green space goals

    Everyone deserves a park within a 10-minute walk. See how the Land and Water Conservation Fund is helping cities build parks where they're needed most. 

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    A skateboarder waits his turn at the new Skateboard Park, Josh holds his skateboard while watching the skateboard action at the new Skateboard Park at the Historic Fourth Ward Park in Atlanta, GA. Atlanta Beltline., 2011, GA, Historic Fourth Ward Park, Parks for People, Fulton, Atlanta, Historic Fourth Ward Park, Children | Developed Park | Playground | Recreation, Darcy Kiefel

    Falling with style, and other life lessons from a neighborhood skate park

    “Skaters have to know how to handle a situation if you’re about to lose your balance. There are things you can do to stay on your feet, or at least fall in a way you don’t get hurt.”

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 ...
Frogtown Park and Farm
Earlier this week, St. Paul celebrated the opening of its newest green space: a one-of-a kind park and urban demonstration farm. But before ...
You may remember Newark Riverfront Park —one of The Trust for Public Land's ...
It's National Public Lands Day! Good thing, too—because these incredible places need your help now more than ever. Some powerful ...
Mount Hunter. Vinson Massif. Latok II. Tsering Masong. Rakekniven Peak. Even before the Himalayan expedition documented in the stunning new ...
Santa Barbara in 1898
Before anyone hyped kombucha or acai berry smoothies, a simpler drink was all the rage among health nuts: mineral water, drawn from natural ...
The National Park Service is marking its hundredth birthday with a special gift to kids. In a bid to get more students and families ...
Denali
North America's highest peak rises 20,310 feet above forests of spruce and aspen, a snow-shrouded behemoth that has always defied ...
City Park, New Orleans
When Hurricane Katrina tore through New Orleans in August 2005, it left 90 percent of historic City Park—an area larger than New York's ...
The Trust for Public Land met Donna Kirkland at a community meeting back in 1996—she was full of big ideas, and we knew right away that we ...
Weir Farm, CT
When J. Alden Weir traded one of his paintings and $10 for some land in Connecticut in the summer of 1882, he was just looking for a place ...
#OurLand: Black Diamond's Peter Metcalf
For all their reputation as free spirits, climbers talk a lot about commitment. From local crags to the big walls of Yosemite, you'll hear ...
Bonneville Shoreline Trail
Utah residents have a peculiar park predicament. On the one hand, their state is famous for its spectacular natural landscapes—from the red ...
An early morning hike near Joshua Tree National Park
Say you're out exploring in your favorite national park—skirting the base of a rock formation in Joshua Tree, or making your way to the ...
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Did you hear about the rose that grew from a crack in the concrete? Proving nature's law is wrong it learned to walk without having ...

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