Over 28 million kids in America don’t have a park within a 10-minute walk of home. A solution is hiding in plain sight: schoolyards. Support Our Work
Along with promoting better mental and physical well-being, cleaner air, and climate change resilience, creating more community schoolyards can deliver a host of educational benefits.
Our research shows that right now, white communities still have an advantage over Black, Hispanic, Latinex, Asian, Native American, and other communities of color in the quality of outdoor learning spaces and park access.
Our work is helping to ensure the amazing benefits of community schoolyards are available for all future generations.
In September 2022, Nike announced the creation of their Community Climate Resilience Program, a targeted program that helps provide access to more green spaces and parks, increasing sports participation in the communities that need it most. The program funds projects that advance a critical goal: build climate resilience in communities disproportionately impacted by climate threats. Its method: creating and cultivating healthy, active, and resilient public greenspaces.
Trust for Public Land received the program’s inaugural grant to fund U.S.-based projects advancing climate resilience and access to sport in communities disproportionally impacted by climate threats.
Nike’s support is strengthening community resilience through climate-smart park and schoolyard solutions in four low-income, underserved neighborhoods across New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago. These high-quality green spaces also provide health, equity, and community benefits.