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Format: 2019-04-24
Format: 2019-04-24
Press release

The Trust for Public Land and the Atlanta Department of City Planning are partnering to increase the number of projects implemented in the citywide Placemaking Program in 2019. Applications for the 2019 round of placemaking projects are now available-and are due Friday, March 29, 2019. The Program Guide and application are available: http://bit.ly/ATLPlacemaking.

Press release

Diane Regas, President and CEO of The Trust for Public Land, today issued the following statement regarding the state of our national parks during a three-week continuing resolution.

In the news

From the Appalachian Trail and the Silver Comet, to PATH 400 and the Atlanta BeltLine, the Aerotropolis and the Augusta Canal to the Chattahoochee Riverwalk in Columbus, Georgia is traversed by a multitude of trails that define communities, connect neighbors and get people outdoors. Whether you are a suburban parent pushing kids in a stroller or running for physical fitness, a city dweller walking with friends or biking to work, or a backcountry hiker or mountain bike enthusiast, Georgia’s trails serve everyone.

In the news

Mayor Ganim will join The Trust for Public Land (TPL), students from Jettie S. Tisdale School and the East End Neighborhood Revitalization Zone (NRZ) on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 10:30AM to cut the ribbon on the newly revitalized East End Park and Playground at Johnson Oak Park and Tisdale School Grounds, 250 Hollister Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06607. To the joy of local residents, Johnson Oak Park and the adjacent grounds of Jettie S. Tisdale School will re-open after a complete restoration by the City of Bridgeport and The TPL, in partnership with the East End NRZ. Originally envisioned by the East End NRZ, the new design for the long-underutilized park space takes into consideration input from East End residents and Tisdale students.

Press release

The Trust for Public Land today announced that Americans once again voted overwhelmingly in support of land conservation and parks this Election Day. On Tuesday, voters created over $2.8 billion for the protection of water quality, new parks, natural areas, and working farms and ranches across 20 states, passing 84% of ballot measures, totaling over $7.2 billion in funding for conservation and parks in 2018.

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The Trust for Public Land, in partnership with the city of Colorado Springs, today announced the protection of 64 acres adjacent to the Blodgett Open Space in Colorado Springs.

Press release

The Trust for Public Land, National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), Urban Land Institute, and more than 200 mayors around the country are inviting everyone to take a walk to their local park on Wednesday, October 10.

Press release

Newly released data from The Trust for Public land shows that public spending on parks in the 100 largest U.S. cities increased by 6% in 2018, from $7.1 billion in 2017 to $7.5 billion this year. Combined with $500 million from public/private park partnerships, total park spending totaled $8 billion in this last fiscal year. The 2018 City Park Facts report also reveals an increased investment in certain park features over the last year including a 22% increase in community gardens, a 69% increase in pickleball courts, and a 35% increase in splash pads. Still, there is significant work to be done to provide access to parks, as 30% of people do not live within a 10-minute walk of a park.

Press release

The Trust for Public Land today announced the protection of more than 10,000 acres of land along the Appalachian Trail in the mountains of Western Maine through the acquisition of conservation easements on two properties. For generations, the forests, streams and ridgelines of the Western Maine Mountains have been a favorite destination for hiking, fishing, snowmobiling, and hunting. Now, the land will be forever open to the public for these uses, which will also help to support Western Maine's growing outdoor recreation economy. Large portions of the land will continue to be managed as a working forest to support Maine's timber economy while also providing clean water and wildlife habitat, including the Northeast's most imperiled songbird, the Bicknell's Thrush.

Press release

Minneapolis has the best park system in the United States, according to The Trust for Public Land’s 7th annual ParkScore® index, which was released today by the nonprofit organization.

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