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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...

A new report from The Trust for Public Land that explores the intersection of green infrastructure and parks.

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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...

Site of future Griggs Park, St. Paul

The Trust for Public Land recently purchased five acres near Skyline Tower and transferred the parcels to the City of St. Paul. In the coming years, we will help guide the community through the process of designing, funding, and building a brand new, much-needed park.

Zuni Park Fitness Zone, Denver

The Trust for Public Land recently installed durable outdoor workout equipment in Zuni Park through our Fitness Zone® program. We recruited students from the School of Physical Therapy at Regis University to craft circuit workout trainings and reach out to neighborhood residents of all ages and fitness levels to welcome them to the new facility.

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The Trust for Public Land (TPL), the San Luis Valley Local Foods Coalition (LFC), and Colorado Open Lands (COL) have completed the permanent acquisition and protection of the 38-acre Polston School property in Alamosa, Colorado as the site of the Rio Grande Farm Park.. The project was made possible thanks to $700,000 from the LOR Foundation and $254,000 from the Great Outdoors Colorado Trust Fund (GOCO).

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The Trust for Public Land and the City of Santa Barbara are pleased to announce the purchase of 14.7 acres of open land in the Las Positas Valley, formerly the site of the proposed “Veronica Meadows” development project.

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What can you get done in 10 minutes? Maybe a few quick chores, like folding the laundry or tidying up in the garage. You could read a chapter of that book you’ve been meaning to finish or—let’s be honest—get to the bottom of your Facebook feed.

But what The Trust for Public Land wants to...

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