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In 2017, Atlanta’s Department of City Planning decided to create a Placemaking program to empower communities and champion improved streets and streetscapes. Recognizing The Trust for Public Land’s national leadership in Creative Placemaking, they asked TPL to partner with them to set the program on a successful course and provide expertise to lead the program in future years.

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Mayor Ganim will join The Trust for Public Land (TPL), students from Jettie S. Tisdale School and the East End Neighborhood Revitalization Zone (NRZ) on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 10:30AM to cut the ribbon on the newly revitalized East End Park and Playground at Johnson Oak Park and Tisdale School Grounds, 250 Hollister Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06607. To the joy of local residents, Johnson Oak Park and the adjacent grounds of Jettie S. Tisdale School will re-open after a complete restoration by the City of Bridgeport and The TPL, in partnership with the East End NRZ. Originally envisioned by the East End NRZ, the new design for the long-underutilized park space takes into consideration input from East End residents and Tisdale students.


This year’s Super Bowl played out at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in downtown Atlanta, a gleaming 30-story structure that opened in 2017.

The new stadium is visible from pretty much anywhere in Vine City, a residential neighborhood on the edge of downtown Atlanta. It looms large from the...

Press release

The Trust for Public Land’s Parks for People Program will receive a grant of $935,000 over three years from Colorado Health Foundation for its work in Colorado Springs. The grant will fund the revitalization of Panorama Park, a 13-acre park adjacent to Panorama Middle School in Southeast Colorado Springs.

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The Trust for Public Land, in partnership with the City of Chattanooga, is using creative placemaking to help residents design Lynnbrook Park, a new public space in an underserved and diverse community.

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It was the shortest day of the year: the winter solstice. And, more importantly for Maurice and McKenzie Barnes, the evening was warm enough to play outside. They were in high spirits as their mom picked them up from after-school care at James R. Lowell Elementary in Olney, where 9-year-old Maurice is in fourth grade and McKenzie is in first.

The Trust for Public Land makes parks and protects open space first and foremost for people. We believe that green, public spaces ensure everyone can enjoy healthy, livable communities for generations to come. Through the generosity of local philanthropists, we are now able to broaden our ability to deliver on this promise in Philadelphia by offering grants to support park stewardship and activation.


The Trust for Public Land has long worked alongside mayors, city planners, and activists to create climate-smart parks and open spaces. Today we’re thrilled to announce Brendan Shane is joining our ranks as our new Director of Climate. At C40 Climate Leadership Group, Brendan helped some of the...

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The Town of Morristown and The Trust for Public Land today announced the acquisition of an 11-acre surplus lot from the Loyola House of Retreats to be permanently protected as an addition to Morristown's Foote's Pond Park. 


Parks make our cities happier, healthier, and more prosperous. But today, more than 100 million Americans don’t have a park within a 10-minute walk of home. Instead, kids play in streets, alleyways, or vacant lots. Or they just stay inside, eyes glued to screens—a national crisis of inactivity...