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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..
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    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.”

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 ...
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Remember Florida's "Amendment 1?" Back in November, citizens in the Sunshine State approved $22 billion in dedicated funds for conservation ...
Freedom Park in Charlotte, North Carolina, has always been a special place for my family. I spent many afternoons of my childhood there— ...
Kyle racing the Gobi March
Update: We joined #GobiMarch contender Kyle McCoy in a Twitter chat July 7. Check it out! 155 miles. 7 days. 117-degree heat. They call it ...
Opening day at The 606
Alright, some of them biked ... or roller-bladed ... or danced! But one way or another, 50,000 people turned out to celebrate the long- ...
Sigurd Olson, 1950
Unless you've got Midwestern roots and a PhD in English, you probably don't recognize this man. But if you're the type of person who likes ...
Ute Valley Park, Colorado
Colorado is famous for its rugged backcountry, but most people still rely on community parks for getting outdoors. ...
Trust for Public Land ParkScore® Index , unveiled today. Combining factors of park acreage, ...
Land and Water Conservation Fund
Ok, so no one likes unraveling acronyms. But if you care about getting outdoors, this one should be on your radar. Ready? L-W-C-F. It ...
Land&People magazine
What’s next for parks and conservation in America? That’s the big question behind the frontiers issue of Land&People magazine ...
A girl holds a leaf at The Preserve, CT
Maddy McCuin was only six years old when she learned that her favorite place to play—a forest on the Connecticut coast—was up for sale. ...
We wish we never had to drive to get to the trailhead, but sometimes it's got to be done. At least you can turn the music up on the way ...
Center for City Park Excellence
Attention data geeks and trivia buffs: the 2015 edition of City Park Facts is here ! The latest report ...
Happy opening day, baseball fans! Here at Trust for Public Land blog headquarters, we’re wondering how this season could possibly top last ...
Our land, up for grabs
All around the country—even when economic times are tough—citizens from across the political spectrum vote to protect the land and water ...
Rachel Carson
If you’re an NPR listener, you might have caught ...
Flickr user Sarah Wampler
The most pressing environmental challenge of our time may not be species extinction, habitat destruction, or even climate change. If you ...
Santa Cruz Redwoods National Monument
Ever heard of the Antiquities Act? It may sound like something straight out of a Mummy sequel, but it's actually the century-old ...
Squak Mountain, Washington
If you've ever hiked the Pacific Northwest—or dreamed of it, as an armchair traveler—you know the peace and stillness of a walk in the ...
Old Speck Mountain, Maine
The Appalachian Trail boasts some impressive numbers: It's more than 2,000 miles long and passes through 14 different states. More than 2 ...

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