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The way Coach Jeffry Lee sees it, at least one good thing came of the old basketball court at Lakeview Terrace: “It used to be all un-level, with big chuck-holes everywhere,” he says. “I figure those chuckholes make my kids dribble better. They constantly had to know how to dribble and know...

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We’re heartbroken at the recent passing of our friend and colleague Dave Vasarhelyi. He was part of The Trust for Public Land family for more than fifteen years.

Dave was a conservation hero with an unmatched passion, enthusiasm, and love for the environment and our region. He preserved...

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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 as we celebrate Women’s History Month, we’re...

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Shanelle Smith Whigham grew up in Lima near a petrochemical plant that made the air smell like rotten eggs...

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This year, Clevelanders commemorated the 50th anniversary of the day the Cuyahoga River—which runs through the heart of the city—caught fire. We caught up with Shanelle Smith Whigham, our Ohio State Director, on the redemptive legacy of this infamous environmental disaster, and how we're making...

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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.

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In Cleveland, planting trees is the first step of a long journey to create welcoming green space in a public housing community. In Chicago, a dilapidated mini golf course is being reimagined as fields of opportunity. And in Boston, a neighborhood is ready to tear down the wall that separates...

Public park and trail systems are a valuable component of healthy cities. Cleveland Metroparks commissioned a study of the economic benefits of the Park District’s amenities in 2013, which showed that the district’s reservations and trails provided significant economic benefits to the local community—generating hundreds of millions of dollars in economic benefits each year.

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The Trust for Public Land announced today that Shanelle L. Smith has joined the national parks and conservation nonprofit as Ohio State Director. As director, Shanelle will be oversee the organization’s work with donors, local advisors, cities and towns, public funders, local nonprofits, and community stakeholders to create and enhance parks, conserve open space, and benefit the environment through green-infrastructure projects.

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Summit Lake will have a clean and fun-filled future if Akron residents and two major nonprofit organizations get their way.

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