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.
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.
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.
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.
The Trust for Public Land's Carolina Thread Trail (CTT) is a network of trails and greenways that will eventually connect 15 counties and 2.3 million citizens in North and South Carolina, linking people, places, cities, towns and attractions.
TPL played a key role in creating the Tennessee Riverwalk, part of Chattanooga's greenway and trail system, which runs through downtown and along a revitalized riverfront, crossing the Walnut Street Bridge, and ending at a fishing park below Chickamauga Dam.
Working from more than 30 offices nationwide, The Trust for Public Land helps communities raise funds, conduct research and planning, acquire and protect land, and design and renovate parks, playgrounds, trails, and gardens.