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Next to the 10-gallon hat and the cowboy boot, there is no more widely recognized symbol of the Southwest than the giant saguaro cactus. And nowhere else in the region can you find more of these famous figures than...

Benjamin Franklin Bridge

The Benjamin Franklin Bridge is a vital gateway connecting Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Great pride went into the construction of the bridge, but it fundamentally changed Camden over 100 years ago when it divided the City, fencing beneath continues to divide the communities living nearby. During heavy rain and snow events, run-off from the bridge floods the surrounding streets making travel challenging. We’re changing all of that by working in partnership with City leaders. Once complete, vast gardens will capture and direct stormwater runoff and an accompanying trail will provide a vital pedestrian link alleviating flooding and reconnecting neighbors. 

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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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