Parks for People

Dundee Island Park, Passaic River

In the City of Passaic, we’ve recently launched a partnership with the city’s Department of Recreation and the County of Passaic, to envision a new park along the Passaic River.

Runyon Canyon, Los Angeles

Every year as many as two million people escape the bustle of Los Angeles to hike in Runyon Canyon Park. Located in the Hollywood Hills next door to one of the city’s most crowded neighborhoods, Runyon Canyon is a popular place to meet with friends, walk dogs, hike, and enjoy expansive views.


Despite its notoriously wet winters and some seriously steep hills, Seattle is a two-wheeled triumph: its residents commute by bike at a rate six times higher than the national average.

That’s thanks in part to dedicated greenways like the Burke-Gilman Trail, an old rail line that the...

In the news

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is funding an environmental study of Summit Lake as part of its ongoing effort to revitalize the downtrodden Akron neighborhood.

The nonprofit, along with the help of The Trust for Public Land in Cleveland, will examine everything from the water quality to sediment at the bottom of the lake to potential pollution issues on the surrounding public properties.

Applewood golf course, Golden, CO

Since 1961, the Applewood Golf Course in Golden, Colorado has provided community members and area golf enthusiasts with a picturesque course nestled against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. In late 2016, The Trust for Public Land purchased the property, ensuring the protection of 146 acres of urban open space from residential development.

Press release

Summit Lake will have a clean and fun-filled future if Akron residents and two major nonprofit organizations get their way.

The floating towpath at Summit Lake Park

Once a recreation and entertainment destination, Summit Lake Park has become a vastly underutilized natural asset in recent decades. With the environmental state of the lake unknown and the underserved surrounding neighborhood, many residents avoid the area altogether.

Press release

Today Prospect Recreation and Park District (PRPD), in partnership with The Trust for Public Land, acquired the Applewood Golf Course in Golden, Colo. for $13.5 million from Molson Coors Brewing Company. The purchase is the result of more than a year and a half of planning and fundraising efforts by multiple partners to protect the unique tract of open space from residential development.

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Sunday's bitter cold did not stop Attim Roseborough, 7, his brother Steven, 11, and their cousin Avieon Smith, 9, from being among the first neighborhood kids to test the jumping, spinning, and climbing possibilities of the new Conestoga Community Playground at Media and 53rd Streets in West Philadelphia.


Matt Derrick was a teenager in upstate New York when he first saw Future Primitive. The 1985 film featured pro skateboarder Tommy Guerrero carving turns on the steep streets of San Francisco, and for aspiring shredders like Derrick, it made an instant impression.

“The way Tommy...