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.
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 […]
The Trust for Public Land and our partners have achieved amazing conservation funding heights for parks and open space, including the creation of more than $80 billion in public funds across the nation. But one program in Washington State has proven over time, that when you build bi-partisan support, and nurture relationships based on shared […]
Public park and trail systems are a valuable component of healthy communities. The Trust for Public Land conducted a study of the Huron-Clinton Metroparks in Southeast Michigan and found that parks and trails generate over $90 million in economic benefits each year. They improve community health, reduce stormwater runoff, attract visitors, enhance property values, and boost […]
The summer of 2020 is predicted to be the hottest ever recorded. Meanwhile, as the number of COVID-19 cases continues to surge nationwide, city officials are closing public beaches and pools and limiting the capacity of cooling centers. This is putting even more pressure on public parks, which were already in high demand as one […]
The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored that close-to-home parks are crucial to a community’s quality of life. During this crisis, people have turned to their parks like never before—for fresh air, exercise, meditation, solace, and a much-needed break from the stresses of a quickly changing world. Research shows that parkland is, indeed, a potent force for […]
For nearly half a century, the Trust for Public Land has pioneered a method of collaborating with communities to create parks that lead to greater health, resilience, and equity. Through it all, we have seen that the best parks center arts and culture in their design and that when done well, the process of creating […]
As families count down to the first day of school, one thing is for certain: the 2020-2021 school year will be unlike any other in our collective lifetimes. The COVID-19 pandemic has put educators and school administrators between a rock and a hard place: bring kids back to the classroom, where experts say that all […]
This Pocket Park Toolkit was created to help any individual, group, or organization interested in supporting their community by building parks. Through research, discussion, and interviews with experts in the fields of community engagement and organizing, park funding, design, and ongoing park operations and maintenance, this Toolkit provides practical guidance for both the novice community […]
Public park and trail systems are a valuable component of healthy communities. The Trust for Public Land conducted a study of the Metroparks Toledo, and found that it produces significant economic benefits for the local community—generating tens of millions of dollars in economic benefits each year. Metroparks Toledo enhances property values, reduces stormwater runoff, filters […]