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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.

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 Midway Peace ParkCelebration at the future Midway Peace 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

Vermont: Help Create Catamount Community Forest

The 393-acre Catamount Outdoor Family Center attracts more than 20,000 bikers, skiers, and hikers per year who take advantage of more than 20 miles of trails, including 3.5 miles of trails accessible to wheel-chairs and sit-skis. To secure this incredible community resource, we are working to conserve the property once and for all by creating the new Catamount Community Forest. Catamount Outdoor Family Center will continue as a much-loved recreational hub, offering camps, races and trail management. Donate today and ensure the continuation of Catamount Outdoor Family Center's year-round recreation activities!

Photo of kids runningPhoto credit: Catamount Outdoor Family Center

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

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!

Children playing in the proposed Astoria Hot Springs parkPhoto Credit: ©David Stubbs 2014

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