Past National Events

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.

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.

December 8, 2020

Thank you for joining us on December 8 at 2:00 p.m. ET/ 12:00 p.m. MT/11:00 a.m. PT for a Park Bench Chat with corporate and advocacy leaders to discuss addressing social inequalities through philanthropic investments in communities, brand positioning, and fostering more welcoming and inclusive environments outside, within the workplace, and beyond.