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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...

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.

George W. Nebinger Elementary School, Philadelphia

The students at George W. Nebinger Elementary School in the Queen Village neighborhood of Philadelphia are getting a new schoolyard. This South Philly school is located in one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city, in a dense residential area that lacks adequate green spaces for children to play in.


With a contentious campaign season dragging on—and public lands under attack from all sides—we've been thinking a lot about the presidential legacy of a prolific conservationist: Theodore Roosevelt. 

Over the course of his two terms in office,...

Otter Park Outdoor Classroom

Community organizations, schools, and residents near Otter Park now have a new space for recreation and environmental education.

Press release

The Trust for Public Land, Council Member Rosie Mendez and New York City today unveiled a state-of-the art-playground on a formerly cracked asphalt lot at PS 15 The Roberto Clemente School, in the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan. 


It’s 2 o’clock on a hot summer afternoon. You’re getting ready to meet some friends at the park for a game of basketball. Which t-shirt would you grab from the closet?



When we met Jaeya Bayani, we knew you needed to hear from her. The San Francisco 8th grader has a lot to say about Boeddeker Park, whose dramatic transformation was made possible by Trust for Public Land supporters...