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In a city as enormous and diverse as Los Angeles, it’s debatable whether there’s any such thing as the quintessential park experience. But if it exists, you’ll find it at Runyon Canyon: 150 acres of open space just blocks from Hollywood Boulevard....

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July 10 is the last day to submit your comments on the national monuments review!

There’s no easy way to get to Point Arena: the three-hour drive from San Francisco hugs...

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When it comes to the federal budget, it’s easy to get lost in the numbers. But behind every proposed cut are real communities—including many where The Trust for Public Land is working with everyday Americans to protect the places that matter to them.

The administration wants to completely...

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Will Rogers, President of The Trust for Public Land, today issued the following statement after the release of details of President Trump’s proposed FY 2018 budget, for the 12 months beginning Oct. 1:
“President Trump’s detailed budget displays a complete and reckless disregard for our environment and the public lands used for recreation by millions of American families. If enacted by Congress, these cuts and program eliminations would wreak havoc on our outdoor economy and the millions of jobs it supports in our local communities, and will undermine cities and towns working right now to create a clean and healthy future."

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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.

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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Our friends and supporters know public lands are at a turning point. Even though more people than ever are discovering and enjoying public lands, a small group of lawmakers is working in statehouses and the halls of Congress...

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If you’ve been following the news, you know that public lands are facing unprecedented threats. But the great outdoors also has strong defenders: they come from all walks of life and across the political spectrum, and they’re ready to speak out.

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All eyes are on Washington, D. C., this week in anticipation of the release of a first draft of the federal budget.

Early reports hint at deep cuts to critical conservation programs like the Land and Water Conservation Fund, the lifeblood for parks and open space in...

Press release

Will Rogers, President of The Trust for Public Land, issued the following statement today following the U.S. Senate’s vote to confirm Rep. Ryan Zinke, R-Montana, as the Secretary of the Interior:

“The Trust for Public Land congratulates Rep. Zinke on his confirmation as our next Secretary of the Interior. We look forward to working with him to honor our nation’s outdoor heritage and to protect our lands and waters for the public."

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