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Land&People magazine Fall/Winter 2017
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Every American deserves a great park within a 10-minute walk of home. It’s a belief we’ve championed for 45 years and the theme of the latest issue of Land&People magazine—a twice-yearly collection of inspiring stories and photography, featuring vibrant parks...

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Falcons have captured the human imagination for thousands of years: they’re a potent symbol in ancient myths—and for present-day sports teams. At Lafayette Street School in Newark, New Jersey, the falcon is a mascot and a source of inspiration. “Falcons rise and soar, and they’re strong and...

The Trust for Public Land and the City Parks Alliance are excited to announce the launch of The Field Guide for Creative Placemaking and Parks, funded in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, and written by Matthew Clarke. The Field Guide is intended to connect creative placemaking with parks and open spaces, and answer two important questions: first, "What is creative placemaking?" and second, "How does creative placemaking make for better parks and stronger communities?"

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Geraldolyn Horton-Harris used to live across the street from Mestizo-Curtis Park, the oldest public park in Denver—but she never let her grandchildren play there. After decades of neglect, the playground equipment had grown old and rusty. She recalls rampant drug use and neighborhood gang...

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Some parts of park design–setting the right width for a walking path, using landscaping to prevent flooding—are more like a science. But creating a place that feels inspired? That’s an art.

That’s why The Trust for Public Land partners with artists to help neighbors get creative during...

Located in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, this playground includes artificial turf field, running track, rain garden, permeable pavers, trees, gazebo with rain barrels, outdoor classroom in council ring, planter boxes, storage shed with green roof, benches, basketball court, kickball area, color seal, painted games, stage, recycling center and water fountain. 

Brooklyn’s P.S. 164 was designed by and for the students and community through The Trust for Public Land’s participatory design process.

In partnership with Credit Suisse, The Trust for Public Land worked with students, the East Harlem Tutorial Program, and community members to design a new playground used by three schools and the surrounding community.

Brooklyn’s M.S. 267/La Cima Charter School /Bedford Stuyvesant Collegiate Charter School playground was renovated through The Trust for Public Land’s participatory design process with students.

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The Trust for Public Land worked with students of P.S./I.S. 111, located in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan, to design a new school and community playground on their schoolyard. The new facility now includes a turf field, running track, yoga circle, rain garden, forest walk, outdoor ping pong tables, play equipment, benches, trees, outdoor classroom, game tables, and a color seal designed by the students. 

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