• A woman on a swing on the Saddle Rock trail in Wenatchee, Washington.
    Our Work

    The Trust for Public Land creates parks and protects land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come.

    Photo: Adair Freeman Rutledge


The Trust for Public Land works to protect the places people care about and to create close-to-home parks—particularly in and near cities, where 80 percent of Americans live. Our goal is to ensure that every child has easy access to a safe place to play in nature. We also conserve working farms, ranches, and forests; lands of historical and cultural importance; rivers, streams, coasts, and watersheds; and other special places where people can experience nature close at hand.



Our public lands

Yosemite Valley at dawn
The lands we share are under attack from all sides -- find out what you can do.

Great parks, great cities

The 2019 ParkScore® index results are in.

Climate-Smart Cities™

Climate-Smart Cities
Our Climate-Smart Cities program helps cities meet the climate challenge.

Take Action

Public lands across the country are under threat. Take a stand for public land today!

Creative Placemaking

Maywood Avenue Park dragon, Los Angeles
Creating parks, expressing culture, strengthening communities.

Committed to community

Strategic Plan
Our commitment to improving health, equity, and climate outcomes for communities drives every decision we make.

Where we work

Working from more than 30 offices nationwide, The Trust for Public Land helps communities raise funds, conduct research and planning, acquire and protect land, and design and renovate parks, playgrounds, trails, and gardens.