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Format: 2017-06-29
Format: 2017-06-29
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Minneapolis narrowly edged out cross-town rival Saint Paul to earn top honors for the second consecutive year. San Francisco climbed into third, pulling ahead of Washington, DC, and Arlington, VA, mostly because of improved access to basketball courts at schoolyards now open after hours and on weekends. Portland, Irvine, New York, Madison, and Cincinnati rounded out the top 10.

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The Queens Borough President, The Trust for Public Land, New York Road Runners, and NYC DEP today broke ground to turn PS 120Q’s asphalt playground into a state-of-the-art green playground the whole community can use.

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Will Rogers, President of The Trust for Public Land, today issued the following statement after the release of details of President Trump’s proposed FY 2018 budget, for the 12 months beginning Oct. 1:
“President Trump’s detailed budget displays a complete and reckless disregard for our environment and the public lands used for recreation by millions of American families. If enacted by Congress, these cuts and program eliminations would wreak havoc on our outdoor economy and the millions of jobs it supports in our local communities, and will undermine cities and towns working right now to create a clean and healthy future."

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Mayor Edwin M. Lee and The Trust for Public Land today announced today that San Francisco is the first and only city in the United States where all residents have access to a park within a 10-minute walk. The findings were part of the Trust for Public Land’s ParkScore, an assessment of the park systems of the nation’s 100 largest cities.

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Two local organizations, Green Streets and Citizen Film, are documenting neighborhood stories through film. These interviews have been central to gathering neighborhood input. Continuing forward, community collaboration, arts-based engagement, transparency and strong partnership will ensure the success of the Mall’s renovation. Additional funds are needed to support the Concept Plan phase and the ongoing community engagement that has made this project successful.

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Thousands of volunteers worked at city parks around the nation, leading to a sharp increase in the amount of volunteer park help in America’s largest cities, according to a report released today by The Trust for Public Land.

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“To quote another Will Rogers, ‘If you want to be successful, it's just this simple. Know what you are doing. Love what you are doing. And believe in what you are doing.’ And this Will Rogers will always believe in and care about the work and people of The Trust for Public Land.”

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The Trust for Public Land today announced that 514-acres has been added to the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Burnt Corn Special Recreation Management Area (SRMA) and the Burnt Corn Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC).

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The Trust for Public Land today announced an expansion of the Appalachian Trail corridor in the Berkshire Mountains of Western Massachusetts. A 370-acre tract of land adjoining the summit of Warner Hill was purchased by the organization and transferred to the National Park Service, which will manage the land as part of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail.

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Ka Iwi Coast Mauka Lands – a culturally important and spectacular scenic coastline located in east O‘ahu that has been threatened with development for decades – will be preserved in perpetuity in its natural state. The announcement, made today by the City and County of Honolulu, State of Hawai‘i, Ka Iwi Coalition, Livable Hawai‘i Kai Hui and The Trust for Public Land, ends a 40-year-long struggle to protect this beloved landscape.

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