Community gardens

Photo of current school yard conditions and kids designing and drawing pictures

In 2017, a science teacher from West Philadelphia's K- 8 Add B. Anderson School saw what The Trust for Public Land was doing across Philadelphia and worked with Anderson's principal to identify the school as a high priority site for a new schoolyard. The Add B. Anderson School community uses the current asphalt schoolyard for a variety of activities including morning greeting, recess, and participation in the Harlem Lacrosse mentorship program. An upgraded schoolyard will give the 480 students, and the 9,500 people within a 10-minute walk of Anderson, a quality play space in which to exercise, grow, and learn.


Residents of Stonington, Connecticut, fought a long campaign to conserve Coogan Farm—a peaceful, rural property on the banks of the Mystic River. Once the land was successfully protected in 2013,...

Photo of MA’O Organic Farm Palikea Expansion

MA'O Organic Farm is located along the Wai'anae Coast on O'ahu in one of Hawai'i's poorest and most under-served communities. Substance abuse, homelessness, and crime are serious problems, as are preventable, diet-related diseases such as diabetes.

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Denver Urban Gardens (DUG), in collaboration with The Trust for Public Land, has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts' Art Works grant program to create arts elements at east Denver's New Freedom Park.

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The Trust for Public Land today announced it has donated the land and building formerly owned by the Boys & Girls Club of Southwest Montana to the City of Bozeman. An addition to Story Mill Community Park, the building will become a new community center and headquarters for Bozeman's Recreation Division.

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Voters across America last night passed local and state ballot measures that will provide more than $1.5 billion for parks and conservation. Of 30 local park and open space measures on the ballot, 26 passed. Earlier in 2017, 11 local measures had been voted on, and 10 passed.

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Will Rogers, President of The Trust for Public Land, today issued the following statement after the release of President Trump’s first budget:

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More than 20 square miles of vacant land lie within Detroit city limits. The legacy of decades of depopulation and disinvestment, the vacant land drains the city’s resources and poses threats to neighborhood safety—but it also holds potential for outdoor recreation, job creation, affordable housing, food security, small businesses, clean air and water, and climate change resiliency.

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The Trust for Public Land (TPL) and the San Luis Valley Local Foods Coalition (SLVLFC) are pleased to announce the acquisition of the 38-acre Polston School property in Alamosa, Colorado as the site of the Rio Grande Healthy Living Park. "This acquisition restores the community process for the creation of an agricultural-themed Healthy Living Park on the Polston land, which we have been working on since 2010," said Liza Marron, Executive Director of SLVLFC.

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Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced today that The Trust for Public Land,a leading national nonprofit land conservation organization, has acquired and received permit approval from the City of Boston to create the first urban farm in Boston allowed under the City's new "Article 89" farming rules.