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A record number of Americans, estimated at nearly 160 million, went to the polls to make their voices heard. This past week's election, while at times exhausting, has left me inspired for the work ahead. We at The Trust for Public Land are eager to take on the most pressing challenges facing our...

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Our work to create great public spaces is rooted in a belief that every person deserves an equal say in the future of their community. For almost 50 years, we’ve been bringing diverse people and perspectives together to make shared decisions about their local parks, trails, schoolyards, and open...

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Your vote is your power. And in an election season with so much on the line, it’s never been more important to use your power to speak up for the future you want to see. Over the coming month, millions of voters will have the opportunity to approve ballot measures that could collectively...

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According to a Trust for Public Land analysis, on Election Day, voters across the country will have the opportunity to approve over $3.6 billion in new funding for parks and public lands. Following on the heels of unprecedented increases in visitation to public lands -- from neighborhood parks to national parks -- during the COVID-19 crisis, the 2020 election will give voters in 48 jurisdictions throughout the country an opportunity to weigh in on the value of outdoors spaces to their quality of life.   

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A heat wave swallowed much of the Eastern seaboard late last month, breaking temperature records from New Hampshire to Virginia, and further straining public health and healthcare systems that are already stretched thin by the coronavirus.

The heat is on

Even in normal...

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Breaking news from Washington, DC: the Great American Outdoors Act was just signed into law. This is arguably the most important parks and public lands law of our generation, providing over $9 billion to fix the...

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In New York City, playgrounds are open this week for the first time since April 1, with the addition of “social distancing ambassadors” to remind people to maintain six feet distance from other people, hand out masks to people who don't have them, and encourage good hygiene.

While park...

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At The Trust for Public Land, we geek out about parks constantly. But it’s just once a year, the third Wednesday in May, that we get to share the latest numbers from the ParkScore ® index, our in-depth analysis of city park systems in the nation’s 100 largest...

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You might already know that the U.S. Census determines Congressional representation and affects billions of dollars in federal spending. But did you know this once-a-decade count factors into decisions that shape almost every part of our society? Included on that list are a few issues we care a...

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