Parks for People

Press release

The Trust for Public Land, in partnership with the City of Wenatchee, has received a grant from The National Endowment for the Arts’ Our Town Grant Program to establish a health festival and create community-generated art at Kiwanis Methow Park, a 1.2 acre public park in South Wenatchee. More than 4,200 residents live within a 10-minute walk of the park, which serves more Latino residents and children than any other park in the city.

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Will Rogers, President of The Trust for Public Land, today issued the following statement after the release of details of President Trump’s proposed FY 2018 budget, for the 12 months beginning Oct. 1:
“President Trump’s detailed budget displays a complete and reckless disregard for our environment and the public lands used for recreation by millions of American families. If enacted by Congress, these cuts and program eliminations would wreak havoc on our outdoor economy and the millions of jobs it supports in our local communities, and will undermine cities and towns working right now to create a clean and healthy future."

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The Queens Borough President, The Trust for Public Land, New York Road Runners, and NYC DEP today broke ground to turn PS 120Q’s asphalt playground into a state-of-the-art green playground the whole community can use.

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Minneapolis narrowly edged out cross-town rival Saint Paul to earn top honors for the second consecutive year. San Francisco climbed into third, pulling ahead of Washington, DC, and Arlington, VA, mostly because of improved access to basketball courts at schoolyards now open after hours and on weekends. Portland, Irvine, New York, Madison, and Cincinnati rounded out the top 10.

Blog

We admit it: we’re park nerds here at The Trust for Public Land. So we’re excited to release this year’s ParkScore® index, our annual ranking of the largest U.S. cities based on park access, acreage, and funding. We like the friendly competition and the insights into how...

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Mayor Edwin M. Lee and The Trust for Public Land today announced today that San Francisco is the first and only city in the United States where all residents have access to a park within a 10-minute walk. The findings were part of the Trust for Public Land’s ParkScore, an assessment of the park systems of the nation’s 100 largest cities.

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There's a big blank spot on the map of the Denver metro.

In the city’s northeast corner, the grid ends abruptly in an open prairie. Instead of cars and trucks, a herd of bison lumbers across the grass. Bald eagles perch in tall cottonwood trees, taking in the panoramic view of downtown...

ParkServe index

The Trust for Public Land has released its annual ranking of the park systems for the 100 largest U.S. cities. Park advocates and city leaders rely on the ParkScore® index to guide park improvements and make the case for investment in parks. Here are the top-ranked city park systems for 2017....

Arbor Hills Nature Preserve

This report analyzes the City of Plano’s parks, trails, recreation centers, and sports fields and documents a selection of the significant economic benefits that the park and recreation system provides to area residents.

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Thousands of volunteers worked at city parks around the nation, leading to a sharp increase in the amount of volunteer park help in America’s largest cities, according to a report released today by The Trust for Public Land.

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