Zack Woods near Hyde Park, VT

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Thanks to the generosity of donors like you, The Trust for Public Land is creating parks and conserving land for people in nearly every state across the country. Our work is transforming communities and improving the American way of life. Please join us in making a difference by contributing to one of our signature local campaigns.

Illinois: Connecting people to nature and each other with The 606

Spanning across four culturally-rich neighborhoods on Chicago’s Northwest side, The 606— an innovative project that has transformed an unused rail line into the elevated Bloomingdale Trail—serves 80,000 people within a 10-minute walk. The one-of-a-kind park and trail system provides 10,000 children with a place to play and connects commuters and communities alike, allowing pedestrians and cyclists to travel for nearly three miles above traffic. But The 606 is far from finished. New trail-side parks, creative arts and activities are needed. Help The 606 continue to grow by donating online here.

Photo of people holding flags and bannersPhoto credit: Adam Alexander

Minnesota: Help build a much-needed park in a culturally diverse area

Although St. Paul's park system ranks as one of the best, the Midway neighborhood is desperately lacking in places for people to get outdoors. Residents of Skyline Tower - an affordable housing community that is home to over one thousand residents, including many from East Africa – as well as staff and students from Gordon Parks High School - an alternative learning center serving 200+ students - have for years sought a nearby green space where young people and the elderly can gather. Help us create a park that is accessible, safe, and well-designed for neighbors to play, exercise and convene. Donate now.

Celebration at the future Griggs ParkCelebration at the future Griggs Park

Montana: Story Mill Community Park

The Trust for Public Land and the City of Bozeman are spearheading the effort to build the Story Mill Community Park. Local groups and residents have helped create a proposed design. City commissioners have voiced unanimous support. And a voter-passed bond measure will dedicate significant funds to the project.

Thanks to a generous and committed donor, we now have the opportunity to secure a $1 million grant, if we can raise the needed matching funds. Help us seize this opportunity to create a world-class park for Bozeman. Donate today.

Story Mill Community Park, Bozeman, MTPhoto credit: Shasta Grenier

New York: The Queensway

In central Queens, The Trust for Public Land and Friends of the QueensWay are working to transform an abandoned stretch of rail line into a vibrant park-and-trail system. The QueensWay's 3.5 miles of bike paths and walkways will provide opportunities for safe alternative commuting and connect communities with new playgrounds, recreation areas, and Forest Park. The conceptual plan includes beautiful, practical designs for access parks, gardens, play areas, and bike paths. The QueensWay will bring much-needed public green space to a densely-populated area, serving approximately 320,000 residents living within one mile of it. Help us build New York City's next great park!

Site of the futrure QueensWay Cultural GreenwayPhoto credit: Ecodeo

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