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As President and CEO of The Trust for Public Land, my work days are long and meetings and emails are many. But this...

At the Trust for Public Land, we don't just save land—we save land for people’s benefit and enjoyment, from neighborhood parks to national parks. The ongoing and consistent support of individuals like you is vital to guaranteeing that our work carries on well into the future. Your yearly gift makes this possible. Thank you!

Your gift makes The Trust for Public Land’s land-for-people mission possible. That means that from neighborhood parks to national parks—and all the gardens and trails and hills and vales in between—people across America have close-to-home access to nature and its many benefits. We truly can’t do this without you. Thank you!

Your gift makes The Trust for Public Land’s land-for-people mission possible. That means that from neighborhood parks to national parks—and all the gardens and trails and hills and vales in between—people across America have close-to-home access to nature and its many benefits. We truly can’t do this without you. Thank you!

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For decades, residents of Chattanooga’s Oak Grove neighborhood have made the most of the forgotten space on Lynnbrook Avenue. It’s not much to look at—a vacant asphalt lot and an empty field, cut by a concrete ditch, shaded by a few big old broadleaf trees. But for the families who live close by...

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Here’s a trend that ought to set some tails wagging: since The Trust for Public Land first started keeping track in 2009, the number of dedicated dog parks in the United States has grown by over 70 percent. Today, 810 dog parks are scattered around the 100 largest cities.

One of our...

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This year’s Super Bowl played out at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in downtown Atlanta, a gleaming 30-story structure that opened in 2017.

The new stadium is visible from pretty much anywhere in Vine City, a residential neighborhood on the edge of downtown Atlanta. It looms large from the...

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The first trick any skateboarder has to master is learning how to fall. “Skaters have to know how to handle a situation if you’re about to lose your balance,” says Thuy Nguyen, who runs the San Francisco Skate Club. “There are things you can do to stay on your feet, or at least fall in a way you...

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Community gardens in the U.S. are growing faster than ever. The number of garden plots in city parks has increased 44% since we started keeping track in 2012. Today there are more than 29,000 garden plots in city parks in just the 100 largest U.S. cities—up 22% from just a year ago.

These...

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The California city of Ventura was in the news in December when it got caught up in the massive Thomas Fire, which burned more than 280,000 acres. The city’s Westside neighborhood, where we’ve been working to build a new park on the site of a defunct factory, narrowly escaped disaster.

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