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The Trust for Public Land is 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.

Upcoming National Events

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.

Past National Events

September 15, 2021

Thank you for joining us for a virtual Park Bench Chat on September 15 at 2:00 p.m. PT/5:00 p.m. ET to explore the untapped potential of America’s schoolyards. 

May 27, 2021

This special edition Park Bench Chat unveiled the new rankings and, provided a data-driven look at park equity across America’s largest cities, highlighting the extent of disparities in park space along racial and economic lines.

April 21, 2021

This Earth Month, Trust for Public Land President and CEO Diane Regas will be in conversation with Dana Bourland, vice president of the Environment Program at The JPB Foundation and author of Gray to Green Communities: A Call to Action on the Housing and Climate Crises; and designer, urbanist, and spatial justice expert Liz Ogbu, founder and principal of Studio O, which, in partnership with communities, leverages design to catalyze and sustain social impact.

February 23, 2021

Thank you for joining us for a Park Bench Chat about the growing movement to preserve and lift up a more accurate, equitable public memory of America. We were in conversation with Keith Weaver, Trust for Public Land board member and executive vice president of Global Policy and External Affairs for Sony Pictures Entertainment; and Brent Leggs, executive director of the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund and author of Preserving African American Historic Places. They shared insights about places that tell the story of Black life in America, highlighting centuries of activism, achievement, creativity, and community. And we discussed how equity in historic preservation revitalizes communities, enriches our culture, and helps shape a more just and prosperous future for all.

January 26, 2021

Thank you for joining us for a virtual event on the future of public funding for parks and public lands. We learned how The Trust for Public Land donors helped us pass all 31 ballot measures we campaigned for in 2020, generating over $3 billion in new public funding for parks and conservation.  We analyzed recent policy wins made possible by our donors, with a focus on equity and climate, and discuss opportunities for expanded public support at the federal, state, and local levels in 2021 and 2022.

Past Local Events

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.

January 28, 2021

Pour your favorite drink and join Caroline O’Boyle, Chicago Program Director of The Trust for Public Land, for a Virtual Tavern Talk with Dr. Frances Kuo, Pastor Reshorna Fitzpatrick, and Dr. Sadiya Muqueeth who will share their research and observations about the connection of health and parks.