The Power of Parks to Address Climate Change
From adapting terrain to absorb more stormwater runoff to planting more trees to cool neighborhoods and capture carbon, park designers are helping communities become more climate resilient.
Thanks to our donors, we accomplished big things in 2021. We celebrated 10 years of the ParkScore® index, won the prestigious Olmstead Medal, and brought more parks to more people.
Access to the outdoors is a fundamental human need, and all communities are stronger, healthier, and more connected when everyone is able to get outside and engage with nature. Investments in these green spaces reflect the core values and goals of a community, but it can be difficult to identify where investments are needed. That’s […]
Nestled between the bustling San Francisco Bay Area and sunny communities of Southern California lies a beautiful but overlooked region: California’s Central Coast. As climate change tightens its grip on the state, charting a sustainable future for the Central Coast is critical to ensure the wellbeing of communities and meet California’s climate resilience goals. In […]
The BREC park system in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, manages a vast array of parks and facilities. BREC (a blend of Baton Rouge and Recreation) includes 175 parks and dozens of trails and conservation areas, as well as the Baton Rouge Zoo, Liberty Lagoon water park, the Magnolia Mound historic site, Knock Knock Children’s […]
Linda Hwang joins the “Park Justice” episode of the Crossroads Podcast, where Nielsen’s business resource groups explore life and timely topics at the intersection of diversity, inclusion and sustainability. Linda speaks with Yamani Dixit, senior director of corporate citizenship and Eric Santero, regional co-lead for Nielsen’s Native business resource group.
Parks and green spaces are our common ground. In a time when the United States—and, indeed, much of the world—feels increasingly polarized across political, racial, ethnic and socioeconomic lines, parks offer a much needed space for unification. Based on Trust for Public Land’s extensive experience creating parks and protecting land with a diverse range of […]
All communities are stronger, healthier, and more connected when everyone is able to get outside and engage with nature. The Clifton Hills Alton Park Thread Trail (CHATT) project will link and revitalize many South Chattanooga lower-income communities of color, which have been cut off from opportunity and the renaissance of Chattanooga. Once complete, the CHATT […]
Discover new ways to harness the power of nature to achieve social, environmental, and economic benefits with the Natural Solutions Tool. The tool is a robust parcel prioritization map that anyone can use to explore and collect data about sites within Chicago-area watersheds. The tool’s parcel data is an excellent resource for driving funding of […]
Parks are essential and dynamic spaces. When people have access to a quality park close to home, they experience better mental and physical health, stronger social ties, and a more climate resilient future. Investments in these green spaces reflect the core values and goals of a community. They are visible expressions of the type of […]
Buffalo has some great parks, but they could be even better. Trust for Public Land partnered with Mayor Byron W. Brown and the City of Buffalo, and Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation to release the Buffalo Parks Master Plan, the city’s first comprehensive parks plan in 40 years. While nearly 89% of residents live within […]
The Economic Benefits of Parks in New York City report details the true economic value of all NYC’s outdoor green spaces. While previous studies have investigated the economic impact of individual parks, the Economic Benefits of Parks in New York City is the first benefit study of the city’s entire integrated park system. New York […]
The Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership (ORLP) Program Grant Application Toolkit was created to help any interested entity create or support a successful grant application in the sixth round of the ORLP program with $192 million available.
The North Olympic Peninsula is a vibrant place, with a rich history of cultural and traditional life, amazing wildlife corridors for eagles and elk, world class recreation, locally owned family farms, and traditional forestry jobs that inject life into local towns. Conserving farms, forests, trails, and parks ensures these communities are healthy and flourishing. This […]