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Make a Difference Near You

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.

Colorado: Gunnison Valley forever

Scattered across 30 miles of river bottom from Gunnison to Gothic, Trampe Ranch defines the character and sense of place of the valley—sustaining Western traditions while supporting our outdoor economy and enhancing recreational opportunities. Yet, too often family ranches like these are lost to development. Help us forever protect the productivity, beauty, and heritage of the Gunnison Valley. Donate now.

 

 

Trampe Ranch, Gunnison Valley, COPhoto credit: XavierFane.com

Colorado: Help build Denver's first nature education park

In the heart of Montbello sits a forlorn vacant lot. Rather than remain an unsafe eyesore, the site has the potential to be a true community asset. We're working to transform this neglected property into a natural open space and outdoor learning laboratory. Help protect and nurture two of our greatest assets - our children and our environment - and create a healthier and more vibrant community for all. Donate today.

Montbello Open Space Park and Environmental Learning CenterPhoto credit: TPL archive

Georgia: Support Cook Park in Atlanta

Atlanta’s Westside neighborhoods need public open space and suffer from persistent flooding that has negatively impacted the community. A collaboration between The Trust for Public Land and the City of Atlanta will help alleviate these problems by creating a dynamic 16-acre park along Joseph E. Boone Blvd. Slated to open in 2018, Cook Park will provide sustainable venues for a variety of recreational activities while relieving local flooding by reducing the burden on the City’s existing water management facilities. An anonymous donor has issued a $75,000 challenge match and we need your help to meet this goal. Support our campaign and help create positive change in a community that truly needs it.

Rendering of Rodney C. Cook, Sr. Park in Historic Vine CityArtist rendering

Hawaii: Kokua Kanewai Spring

The Trust for Public Land and Maunalua Fishpond Heritage Center are working to purchase and forever protect Kanewai Spring in Kuli‘ou‘ou, one of Honolulu’s last natural springs to still provide fresh, clean water to the shore. Once overgrown, dark, and murky the spring and the surrounding land are now brimming with life thanks to five years of hard work by the center and hundreds of volunteers. But now, the site is for sale and community access to this site is in jeopardy. Please kokua by making a gift today.

Kanewai Spring, HawaiiPhoto credit: Jon Johnson, MHFC

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 Jersey: A place to play

Our Parks for People program in Newark has a long history of working with community partners to develop safe, inviting, learning-rich schoolyards throughout Newark. We now have an opportunity to bring our community-driven design and development process to the Ironbound neighborhood in the city's East Ward. Originally built in 1848, the neighborhood's Lafayette Street Elementary School needs to expand to serve the growing student population. Donate online here.

Parks for People, NewarkPhoto credit: Christian Valdez

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

Philadelphia: Help create a green schoolyard

Like many schoolyards in Philadelphia, the asphalt lot at the Edwin M. Stanton School isn’t a fun place to play - no trees, no grass, not even a playground! We think kids deserve better. That’s why The Trust for Public Land, Stanton Community Partners and other neighbors are working together to transform this space into a healthy, animated green schoolyard where kids can play, learn and thrive. We worked with the students to design a new schoolyard that meets their needs for green spaces, play equipment, exercise and outdoor learning. But to make their vision a reality, we need your help. Help us create a green schoolyard! Donate today.

Artist rendering - Edwin M. Stanton Elementary School, PhiladelphiaArtist rendering

Wyoming: Help save Astoria Hot Springs

For decades, residents and visitors to Jackson, Wyoming, enjoyed these natural mineral soaking pools on the banks of the Snake River for birthday parties, picnics, and camping trips. But in the late 1990s, the facility closed and the community lost access to one its most-loved recreation areas. Now, the Town of Jackson, designers, park planners, and community groups are working to protect the property from development and transform 100 acres along the Snake River into a unique park. Help us create the park!

Astoria Hot Springs, WyomingPhoto credit: Sheets Studios