Blog Entries by The Trust for Public Land

For years, students at Dallas’s South Oak Cliff High School went to class in grim conditions. “The roof leaked, asbestos was everywhere, drinking water came in lead pipes, the heating and air conditioning didn’t work,” says Derek Battie, head of the South Oak Cliff alumni association.

Mount Ascutney rises 3,000 feet above the town of West Windsor, Vermont. For generations, the ski resort at its base was the community’s center of gravity—until warming winters and a vanishing snowpack drove the resort out of business in 2010.

This fall, we’re celebrating all the ways parks unite us: with one another, with our neighborhoods, and with the world. We envision a future where everyone in America feels at home in the outdoors—whether that's a trackless wilderness, a convenient multi-use

Parks are a community superpower. The outdoors connect people to nature and to one another, to our neighborhoods, and to the world.

Kolea Fukumitsu knows kalo. The starchy vegetable, also known as taro, is a traditional staple of Hawaiian diets, and Fukumitsu is in the ninth generation of his family who’ve cultivated it on the island of Oʻahu.

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