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Each year, The Trust for Public Land wrangles stats on parks in the hundred most populous cities in the U.S. Want to know the largest city park in the country? Or the oldest? Or the most popular? It’s all inside 2016 City Park Facts, available for free...

10 Parks that Changed America | Preview
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Documentary buffs, grab the popcorn! We can’t wait to watch "10 Parks That Changed America," airing on PBS April 12. Host Geoffrey Baer will join historians, architects, and other experts—including The...

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Super-slides and wave pools? Try bioswales and rain gardens. Across the country, city parks are doing double-duty to help control stormwater—and infrastructure’s rarely looked so good.

When rain falls on an urban area, it meets cold, hard concrete. Instead of soaking into the earth to...

Dallas, Texas
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Better known for big hair and big hats, the city of Dallas has a park system more on the modest side: #40 out of the 75 on The Trust for Public Land Parkscore® index in 2015. But if you know where to look, you’ll find some one-of-a-kind parks in this...

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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Dion Waiters today gave $10,000 to help create a new schoolyard at his former elementary school, the E.M. Stanton School in South Philadelphia.

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Sonia Rodriguez lives in walking distance of her kids’ school and the grocery store, but it's always felt safer to drive. The streets in her Los Angeles neighborhood are broad and busy, with narrow sidewalks. And though they're free of traffic, the alleyways that cut behind her neighbors’ houses...

Climate Smart Cities, Cleveland, Sandusky

Through 2017 The Trust for Public Land will work with Cleveland and Sandusky communities to plan for investment in park and public spaces that both address climate challenges, human health, and other benefits. In Cleveland, for example, less than 25 percent of residents are within a 10-minute walk to a park. Improving stormwater management through potential park investments, while improving access to parks, is a win-win.

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At recess—as in life—everyone falls down sometimes. But until recently, taking a tumble at William Dick School in north Philadelphia could earn you some particularly nasty scrapes and bruises. The schoolyard was more vacant lot than playground, says Principal Amy Williams. “The kids would go out...

Parks for People-Camden, New Jersey

Experts in urban planning at The Trust for Public Land are rounding out a year-long study to determine which Camden neighborhoods need more parks and flood control the most We'll then work with city partners and community members to find a location and create a vision for a new park that meets both of those needs.

Children involved in park planning process, Aurora, CO

We're working to help renovate two parks in North Aurora, Colorado, that serve a growing population of families and children.

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