PS 111M

The Trust for Public Land worked with students of P.S./I.S. 111, located in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan, to design a new school and community playground on their schoolyard. The new facility now includes a turf field, running track, yoga circle, rain garden, forest walk, outdoor ping pong tables, play equipment, benches, trees, outdoor classroom, game tables, and a color seal designed by the students. 

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The Trust for Public Land today announced that Newark has received $750,000 from the National Park Service to build the final phase of Jesse Allen Park in Newark.

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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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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.


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.

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.

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.