Playgrounds

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.

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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

There is limited high quality green space among the bustling shops and restaurants along Rising Sun Avenue in the Lawncrest neighborhood of Northeast Philadelphia where students at Benjamin Franklin Academics Plus School and neighbors can connect with nature, and relief from oppressive heat, relax, and play. We’ve changed that. With help from our partners at the School District of Philadelphia, The Trust for Public Land transformed the barren, asphalt school playground into a vibrant green space.

Artist rendering of Southwark School

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.

Photo of a kid and mom at a playground

The students at George W. Nebinger Elementary School in the Bella Vista neighborhood of Philadelphia now have a new schoolyard! This South Philly school is located in one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city, in a dense residential area that used to lack adequate green spaces for children to play in.

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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.

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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. 

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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?

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