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Press release

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.

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.

Press release

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.

Sergeant Macaulay Park

The Trust for Public Land is working with San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department to engage the community in a participatory design process. The renovation will be anchored in the context of existing recreational facilities and programs within the Tenderloin.

View from India Basin shoreline park

In 2003, The Trust for Public Land led a community-based process to rethink and update the existing India Basin Shoreline Park. Starting in 2014 we began working with San Francisco Parks and Recreation, the Bayview community, and other partners on a comprehensive plan to extend parks and trails along the entire sweep of India Basin, including the former industrial site at 900 Innes Avenue. The vision is a new park at this site and a revitalized shoreline park system in Bayview.

Based on in-depth surveys of park systems in the nation's 100 most populous cities, City Park Facts is the leading source of urban parks data. The annual report covers park acreage, spending, and accessibility as well as the number of specific types of parks in each city.

In the news

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.

Blog

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...

Benjamin Franklin Academics Plus School

The Benjamin Franklin Academics Plus School in the Lawncrest neighborhood of Northeast Philadelphia is getting a makeover. While the school is located among the bustling shops and restaurants along Rising Sun Avenue, the neighborhood lacks green spaces where neighbors can connect with nature.

Southwark School, 2016

The Southwark School in South Philadelphia has recently been named among Philadelphia’s first Community Schools, and we are thrilled to help the school become an anchor institution for neighborhood families.

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