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.

New York: Help Bring NYC Playgrounds to Life!

The Trust for Public Land has transformed more than 200 barren asphalt schoolyards in New York City into vibrant community playgrounds. And after school and on weekends, these new playgrounds open their gates to the entire community. But there is still work to be done. Thousands of kids are still without playgrounds nearby.

As we work to create new playgrounds, we need your help bringing them to life.

Your contribution will empower the schools we work with to provide creative outdoor experiences at their playgrounds, providing programs like gardening and healthy foods curriculum, nature-based math learning, or outdoors movement sessions. The more funds we raise, the more schools we can reach, and the more lives we can help transform for generations to come! Donate Today!

ny_ps15m_10212016_363Opening celebration at New York's PS15M playground.Photo Credit: Nomi Ellensen

Tennessee: South Chickamauga Greenway

The South Chickamauga Creek Greenway runs through the middle of metropolitan Chattanooga. Walkers, bikers and commuters can enjoy the natural beauty of the creek from an elevated path that minimizes impact to the land. Thanks to The Trust for Public Land, nine of the miles are currently complete, but a three‐mile segment remains unfinished. While the City of Chattanooga has agreed to fund construction of two of the miles, we are currently fundraising for the final mile – and we need your help. This is a vital recreation and transportation corridor that connect physically‐isolated communities to the river and beyond. Your gift will allow us to complete this 23‐mile in‐place greenway system that provides stunning vistas of the area’s urban forests, historic urban neighborhoods, and downtown Chattanooga. Donate today!

Photo of two people walking on a bridge trail through the woodsPhoto credit: Mark Gilliland Photography

Vermont: Help Save Hunger Mountain Headwaters and keep the Worcester Range wild

Spectacular views and proximity to Montpelier, Waterbury, and Stowe make Mount Hunger, Stowe Pinnacle, and White Rock Mountain three of the most popular day hikes in Vermont. Just below these peaks lie threatened properties—important parts of the hiking experience that need permanent protection. In partnership with Stowe Land Trust, we are working to protect more than 2,000 acres in the Worcester Range. This will secure critical wildlife habitat, safeguard the Winooski River Watershed, and ensure the remote character of some of the state's most popular hiking destinations. Donate today to help keep the Worcesters Wild!

Photo of someone running up a mountainPhoto credit: Kurt Budliger

Vermont: Help Save Rolston Rest and three miles of the Long Trail

Encompassing 2,800 acres of dense forests, headwater streams, and scenic peaks, Rolston Rest is the largest private inholding in the Green Mountain National Forest and serves as the viewshed for the nearby iconic Appalachian National Scenic Trail. The property has long been a popular destination for hikers, hunters, and skiers. It hosts three miles of the Long Trail and two miles of the Catamount Trail, and is home to Rolston Rest Shelter. In partnership with the Vermont Huts Association, The Trust for Public Land will be creating a new backcountry hut on the property. Donate today to help us add this property to the Green Mountain National Forest and guarantee public access.

Photo of people at Rolston RestPhoto credit: Kurt Budliger

Washington: Help Revitalize Kiwanis Methow Park

The City of Wenatchee, residents, and The Trust for Public Land are working together to transform Kiwanis Methow Park. Today this South Wenatchee park at the corner of Spokane and Methow Streets, has only a cracked asphalt basketball court, an unsafe playground, no bathroom, and a worn patch of grass for playing soccer. Donate today!

Photo of dancers and an audiencePhoto credit: Mike Bonnicksen for The Trust for Public Land

Wyoming: Astoria Hot Springs Park

Before closing to the public in 1999, Astoria Hot Springs was an essential recreation and gathering space for the community of Jackson, Wyoming. Now, The Trust for Public Land has permanently protected public access to the riverfront property and we’re working with the Town of Jackson, designers, and community partners to create a new 98-acre Astoria Hot Springs Park with walking trails, gathering spaces, and hot springs pools.

Our $5 million Astoria Hot Springs Park Campaign supports the purchase of the park land, the community-driven design process, and the construction of the hot springs facilities. Help create this special park – donate today!

wy_astoriahotsprings_08272014_038.jpgChildren playing in the proposed Astoria Hot Springs parkPhoto Credit: ©David Stubbs 2014

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