• 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.

Fitness Zone® Program

A woman works out at the Marva Y. Bannerman Park Fitness Zone in Miami, FL
Free, accessible outdoor gyms that anyone can use.

Climate-Smart Cities™

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

Ackerson Meadows

Ackerson Valley, California
We helped Yosemite National Park grow by 400 acres.

Creative Placemaking

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

Chicago's 606

The 606
The 606 is an innovative project on Chicago's Northwest side that has transformed nearly three miles of unused rail line into the elevated Bloomingdale Trail.

Explore our work

Since 1972, The Trust for Public Land has protected more than 3.3 million acres and completed more than 5,400 park and conservation projects.

Though they live along the Passaic River, many Newark residents hardly know it’s there: for decades, pollution and development have kept the people and the Passaic apart. But with the opening of Newark Riverfront Park, that’s starting to change.