Our Commitments

Quality parks and green spaces are a fundamental requirement for sustaining healthy, equitable, resilient communities. That’s why we work alongside communities to create, protect, and advance the nature-rich places that are vital to human well-being.

 

Our Commitments: Equity
Equity

We are the national leader in the movement to ensure that everyone in the country has access to a high-quality park close to home.

  • We work with each community to guarantee that investments in parks benefit everyone—especially the people and families who have the least access to quality parks today. 
  • We champion thoughtful community engagement practices, listening to all stakeholders to cocreate a shared vision and prioritize park investments. As people learn more about the benefits of parks and open space, we learn more about how parks can help them achieve their aspirations for stronger neighborhoods.
  • In cities, we strive to bring creativity to the table to help prevent the displacement that can come with development by supporting the advancement of real-world solutions that help create new homes for working people, support community self-determination, and drive widespread investment.
  • In rural areas we catalyze solutions that fit specific local needs. We are especially proud of our work to restore ancestral native lands to their original caretakers. To date, The Trust for Public Land has worked with more than 70 tribes to protect more than 200,000 acres from California to Washington to Hawaii

Become a partner for equitable communities

Our Commitments: ECF
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Honor the past. Serve the future.

Honor The Past
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Communities need emergency park funding NOW

Our Commitments: Park Stimulus
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Health
Our Commitments: Health

Safe, high-quality parks and open spaces improve health and well-being. We work with the community to design parks and open spaces that boost public health and reduce health disparities.

The hazards of park disparities during heat waves

Park Disparities
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Parks and the Pandemic - a special report

Parks and the Pandemic
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The Toolkit for Health, Art, Parks, and Equity

The Toolkit for Health, Arts, Parks, and Equity (HAP-E)
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Our Commitments: Climate
Climate

In our nearly five decades of helping communities, we’ve developed time-tested, cost-effective solutions for using parks and public land to counter climate challenges:

Nature can help fight climate change … if we let it

Our Commitments: Climate
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Climate-Smart citiesTM

Our Commitments: Climate Smart Cities
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Is your school a heat island?

School's Out Report
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