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Even if you’re not big on resolutions, the New Year is an opportunity to look at our health habits through fresh eyes. If you’ve got fitness on the mind but can’t muster much enthusiasm for the same old treadmill slog, try breaking your workout free of the gym: a city park or playground is the...

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Voters across America last night passed local and state ballot measures that will provide more than $1.5 billion for parks and conservation. Of 30 local park and open space measures on the ballot, 26 passed. Earlier in 2017, 11 local measures had been voted on, and 10 passed.

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Falcons have captured the human imagination for thousands of years: they’re a potent symbol in ancient myths—and for present-day sports teams. At Lafayette Street School in Newark, New Jersey, the falcon is a mascot and a source of inspiration. “Falcons rise and soar, and they’re strong and...

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The Story Mill Community Park has been honored as the 2017 recipient of the President's Award of Excellence presented by the Idaho Montana Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (IMASLA). Submitted by the project's lead design firm, Design Workshop of Colorado, this prestigious award recognizes the project's excellence through design development. The President's Award is the highest level of recognition given by ASLA at the state level. This award is given only once every other year and only if a project is determined to be exceptional by a unanimous vote of the jurors. The award was chosen by the jurors among 20 entries in many design categories.

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The Trust for Public Land worked closely with the City of Aurora, the Hoffman Youth Community Center, and families and youth in the neighborhood to redesign and completely transform Jewell Park into asset for both the Hoffman Center programs and the surrounding community.

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Geraldolyn Horton-Harris used to live across the street from Mestizo-Curtis Park, the oldest public park in Denver—but she never let her grandchildren play there. After decades of neglect, the playground equipment had grown old and rusty. She recalls rampant drug use and neighborhood gang...

Located in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, this playground includes artificial turf field, running track, rain garden, permeable pavers, trees, gazebo with rain barrels, outdoor classroom in council ring, planter boxes, storage shed with green roof, benches, basketball court, kickball area, color seal, painted games, stage, recycling center and water fountain. 

Brooklyn’s P.S. 164 was designed by and for the students and community through The Trust for Public Land’s participatory design process.

In partnership with Credit Suisse, The Trust for Public Land worked with students, the East Harlem Tutorial Program, and community members to design a new playground used by three schools and the surrounding community.

J.H.S. 218 Community Playground was designed by students, staff, parents, and community members through the Trust for Public Land’s New York City Playgrounds Program.

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