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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.

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 ...
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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 ...
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 ...

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