Greenways

The 606

The 606 is an innovative project on Chicago's Northwest side that will transform nearly three miles of unused rail line into the elevated Bloomingdale Trail, which will be linked to five ground-level neighborhood parks.

Brays Bayou, Texas

In the fall of 2007, The Trust for Public Land completed a series of conservation acquisitions for the Houston Parks Board, establishing a new park with a linear hike-and-bike trail along Brays Bayou in the East End.

University Greenway, Tennessee

Opened in 2005, the University Greenway extends from the Martin Luther King neighborhood, through the Tommie Brown Academy, across the UTC campus, all the way to the Tennessee River and connects students and other neighborhood residents to the Riverwalk.

North Chicakmauga Greenway, TN

Across the Tennessee River from the heart of Chattanooga, this winding greenway is a linear park that includes two miles of hiking and biking trail, three canoe access points, a picnic pavilion and restrooms.

South Chicamauga Greenway

The Trust for Public Land is working with the City of Chattanooga to complete a segment of greenway along the creek corridor from Camp Jordan to the Tennessee River.

Buffalo Bayou, Houston, Texas

In 2004, The Trust for Public Land purchased ten acres on a sweeping bend in the Buffalo Bayou for a new waterfront park, providing the crowded East End of Houston with access to this historic waterway.

In the News

More than 46 acres of land in Upper Freehold Township will be added to a growing greenbelt around the historic Borough of Allentown, New Jersey.

Patuxent River, Maryland

In October, 2006 The Trust for Public Land protected 318 waterfront acres along the Patuxent River, just 12 miles from Washington, D.C.

Marks Creek Rural Lands Program, North Carolina

The Marks Creek Rural Lands Initiative is a public/private collaboration between TPL, the Triangle Land Conservancy (a Raleigh-based land trust), and Wake County.

Much of our Parks for People-Denver program focuses on the South Platte River, where land that used to be taken up by industrial development is being offered for sale.

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