Our Initiatives

Lands
Our Initiatives - Lands

By 2025, we will:

  • Complete 500 regionally and nationally significant land protection projects, including community forests, national parks and forests, wildlife management areas, and working lands.
  • Permanently protect 1,000,000 acres of land and 1,000 miles of rivers and streams.
  • Empower and engage 200 communities to generate conservation plans and economic studies for land protection.
  • Secure $900 million annually through a permanent and fully funded Land and Water Conservation Fund to include significant increases in federal and state conservation funding through new and existing sources.
  • Secure $10 billion through bonds and other public measures to support land protection efforts of The Trust for Public Land and our partners across the country.
Parks Unite Us - Parks
Parks

By 2025, we will:

  • Engage 50 mayors in 50 cities to adopt and work towards achieving the “100% Promise” to ensure a quality park for all within a 10-minute walk of home by 2050, advancing our 10 Minute Walk campaign nationwide.
  • Pinpoint where parks are needed most by leveraging tools like The Trust for Public Land ParkScore® index and GIS mapping to evaluate how U.S. cities are meeting needs for park acreage, investment, amenities, and access.
  • Support the passage of $6 billion in government funding for parks and green space.
  • Create 35 new high-quality parks, collaborating with communities through our signature participatory design process.
  • Raise the public’s awareness of the power of parks to strengthen communities through outreach including the 10 Minute Walk campaign, the ParkScore® index, and National Walk to a Park Day.
  • Analyze the public benefits of parks and establish standardized metrics for evaluation. Establish new data sets, research, and insights to evaluate the public benefits of parks.
Schoolyards
Parks Unite Us - Schoolyards

By 2025, we will:

  • Bring our green schoolyards initiative to 20 new school districts, connecting hundreds of thousands of people to nature and to each other and doubling the number of districts currently benefiting from schoolyard transformations.
  • Cocreate green schoolyards in each district, designing all to achieve:
    • 20 percent increase in moderate to vigorous activity levels
    • 75 percent increase in community engagement
    • 10 percent decrease in schoolyard ambient temperatures
    • Hundreds of millions of gallons of stormwater diverted
  • Advocate at the federal, state, and local levels to increase funding sources for green schoolyards, support policies like shared-use agreements, and build recognition of the importance of green schoolyards in improving educational outcomes, cooling neighborhoods, and managing floodwaters.
Parks Unite Us - Trails
Trails

By 2025, we will:

  • Establish new trails in 50 communities, creating or connecting 1,000 miles of urban, suburban, rural, or motorized trails and greenways.
  • Demonstrate a 4:1 economic uplift for communities by prioritizing trail projects that will improve access and opportunity for underrepresented or low-income populations.
  • Connect 20 new public transportation linkages.
  • Increase funding for trails by leveraging local, state, and federal funds with philanthropic support.