Playgrounds

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This past Saturday, elected officials joined with the nonprofit organization From Lot to Spot to celebrate the grand opening of Rudolph Park in the City of Lawndale.

In the news

The new schoolyard is the latest in a city-wide public/private partnership between the School District of Philadelphia, the City of Philadelphia, and national non-profit The Trust for Public Land to provide community green spaces in neighborhoods lacking high-quality outdoor places to play. The work advances the Kenney administration’s vision to create a more equitable citywide network of parks and community spaces.

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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Dion Waiters today gave $10,000 to help create a new schoolyard at his former elementary school, the E.M. Stanton School in South Philadelphia.

Design schematic for Alexander Adaire School Playground

Today, the historic Fishtown neighborhood is emerging as a hub for contemporary arts, food, and music, and the school is working with The Trust for Public Land to transform its rundown asphalt schoolyard into a vibrant place for outdoor play and learning.

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At recess—as in life—everyone falls down sometimes. But until recently, taking a tumble at William Dick School in north Philadelphia could earn you some particularly nasty scrapes and bruises. The schoolyard was more vacant lot than playground, says Principal Amy Williams. “The kids would go out...

Parks for People-Camden, New Jersey

Experts in urban planning at The Trust for Public Land are rounding out a year-long study to determine which Camden neighborhoods need more parks and flood control the most We'll then work with city partners and community members to find a location and create a vision for a new park that meets both of those needs.

Children involved in park planning process, Aurora, CO

We're working to help renovate two parks in North Aurora, Colorado, that serve a growing population of families and children.

Press release

Today the City of New York and The Trust for Public Land celebrated the completion of a new green infrastructure playground in Queens with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at PS 161, The Arthur R. Ashe, Jr. Elementary School. The new playground at PS 161 is the latest to emerge from a successful partnership between The Trust for Public Land, the NYC Department of Education and School Construction Authority, in which new playgrounds are designed to serve as part of the city's green infrastructure.

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The Trust for Public Land, Newark Public Schools, and the Lafayette Street School community announced their partnership and plans to transform the Lafayette Street School playground with the launch of an ambitious community campaign.

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