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Everywhere we work, we meet creative, dedicated women rallying their neighbors around parks and open spaces that will make their communities healthier, more equitable, and more resilient. Too often, their accomplishments go unacknowledged—so we’re celebrating some of the women making a...


Picture this: you’re ten years old again, and you’ve just endured nine whole months of fifth grade. But you did it! You made it to the end of the school year, and you’re ready to trade in homework and math class for a few precious months of sleeping in, swimming pools, and best of all?...


Since 1855, the Sisters of St. Joseph lived and served in the heart of a New Orleans neighborhood called Gentilly, their congregation based on a 25-acre oasis of pines and maples. But for the nuns, as for so many people throughout the Gulf Coast region, Hurricane Katrina changed everything....

City Park, New Orleans

When Hurricane Katrina tore through New Orleans in August 2005, it left 90 percent of historic City Park—an area larger than New York's Central Park—underwater. It was a heavy blow to an urban oasis that had served millions of people every year: locals and visitors who came to play sports,...

Press release

The Trust for Public Land and Cox Communications today launched Louisiana's 2015 Cox Conserves Heroes program to honor local environmental volunteers. Nominations are being accepted at for volunteers in Cox's service areas in Acadiana, Baton Rouge and New Orleans who are creating, preserving or enhancing outdoor spaces

The Trust for Public Land has joined with several other leading land conservation organizations, to form the Partnership for Gulf Coast Land Conservation—a task force created by the Land Trust Alliance.

Initiated in 2007, the Greenprint proposed an implementation strategy for the parks and recreation element of Jefferson Parish’s comprehensive plan.

Youth organizations and former campers use conservation to save the beloved landscapes of summers past.

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The first new city park in New Orleans in 20 years will be created on an 18-acre parcel of land along the Lafitte Corridor in Mid-City, The Trust for Public Land, a national conservation organization, announced today.

Press release

The 50-acre Big Lake Trail and Meadow was dedicated Sunday afternoon in City Park, culminating an effort by The Trust for Public Land to restore an area which was badly damaged by Hurricane Katrina.