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We are proud to collaborate with communities—block by block, park by park, and city by city—to restore the public parks and outdoor spaces that gather us together. We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming event, whether in your neighborhood or online.

Past National Events

July 28, 2022

This Park Bench Chat featured a discussion about how from Main Streets to mountaintops, trails are leading the way to a healthier, more resilient, more equitable future. By connecting us to nature, trails deliver a straight shot of joy in the form of birdsong, fetching foliage, fresh air, and more. And, with billions of dollars earmarked for urban transportation projects by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, now is the opportune time for communities to think ambitiously about their trail systems.

May 4, 2022

Thank you for joining Trust for Public Land President and CEO Diane Regas on May 4, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. (PDT)/ noon (EDT) along with park, data, and climate experts for the 2022 release of our annual ParkScore index. We unveiled this year’s top rankings and took an in-depth look at ways parks are being powerfully leveraged to meet the climate crisis in cities nationwide. 

April 22, 2022

Our most recent virtual Park Bench Chat, “All in for Outdoors,” was a celebration of the benefits and joys we can all gain from spending time in nature—and we mean all.   Thanks for joining us this Earth Day, Friday, April 22, at noon (PDT) / 3:00 p.m. (EDT) for what was a a lively and entertaining conversation about good times in nature and what inclusiveness in outdoor spaces really means.  

February 16, 2022

Consider this: sites that recognize the experience of Black Americans represent just two percent of those listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The Trust for Public Land recognizes this disparity and has for decades worked with communities to preserve such valuable places.  

This discussion will be moderated by Trust for Public Land Senior Vice President Malcolm Carson and will explore spaces The Trust for Public Land, alongside important partners, is helping to preserve.

CityHealth Greenspace Policy Package Webinar
February 1, 2022

Trust for Public Land and CityHealth, an initiative of deBeaumont Foundation and Kaiser Permanente, are partnering to advance urban greenspace policies from the lens of improving community health. This partnership began in January 2021 and brings together a diverse cadre of TPL staff. In December 2022, cities will be awarded bronze, silver, and gold medals for including 10MW and urban tree canopy goals in city laws, regulations, executive orders, ordinances, and comprehensive plans; increasing support for capital investments in parks; and ensuring that our most underserved communities are prioritized across 10MW and urban tree canopy policies. In January 2022, we launched our first webinar highlighting the health benefits of nature and case studies from cities. With more than 100 registrants and 65+ cities represented, the initial dissemination effort was a success. We are continuing this partnership into early 2023.

Past Local Events

March 3, 2022

We teamed up with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society for a virtual discussion on how public art engages community members, artists, and activists to connect communities and support green solutions to current challenges. 

September 10, 2021

On September 10, join us for a beautiful hike at High Point State Park, about 3 miles roundtrip. We will traverse a combination of the Cedar Swamp and Monument Trails, where we will circle the mountain ridges and climb uphill to take in breathtaking views of New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, and explore the Atlantic white cedar bog in the Kuser Natural Area. This is a moderate trail with a couple steep rocky sections. Well-behaved and leashed dogs are welcome to join.

August 6, 2021

On August 6, join us for a beautiful hike at Schiff Nature Preserve, about 3 miles roundtrip. This is an easy trail with a couple of rolling hills, a wildflower meadow, and a Wood Badge Lodge. 

July 9, 2021

On July 9, join us for a wonderful hike on the Doris Duke Trail at Sterling Forest State Park, about 4 miles roundtrip. This is a moderate trail with a steady incline to the top, where you will be rewarded with a view of Mombasha Lake and the hills of Sterling Forest and Harriman State Park.

May 11, 2021

A virtual presentation and conversation to learn about The Trust for Public Land's work in South Gate transforming thirty acres of industrial land into a vibrant community park. In Southern California's City of South Gate, the Urban Orchard project will bring essential green space to a park poor neighborhood. The project includes a community orchard, wetland, and learning garden, which will be created and maintained by the Conservation Corps of Long Beach.