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In many parts of the country, golf courses are struggling to turn a profit: by some estimates, 800 have closed down in just the past decade. When they do, they leave a hundred-acre question behind: what should happen to all that land?

In some communities, locals opt to keep once-private...

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Here’s a trend that ought to set some tails wagging: since The Trust for Public Land first started keeping track in 2009, the number of dedicated dog parks in the United States has grown by 40 percent.

One of our favorites is Potso Park in Tigard, Oregon, where dogs and their people love...

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Two-dozen shouting children helped cut the ribbon at the grand opening of the White Oak Savanna, a new park in West Linn, Oregon, in September. The event drew hundreds of people, in fact, including staff for U.S. senators and congress members, city...

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Som Subedi will tell you he had a lot to learn when he moved to Portland, Oregon, in 2008. He didn’t speak much English, didn’t know how to use public transportation or apply for jobs, where to buy food, or access social services. That’s because his family was among the 100,000 people expelled...

A family walks down a path at Colwood Park in Portland, Oregon
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The mayor of Portland calls the transformation of a private golf course into a public park “a land-use miracle”—but it wasn’t a hole in one. 
 
When the owner of the 18-hole golf course in Portland’s Cully neighborhood first proposed selling the property for industrial development...

Happy 30th anniversary Columbia River Gorge
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The Columbia River Gorge is 85 miles of awesome, unwinding from the arid plateaus east of the Cascades to the towering temperate rainforests just outside of Portland, Oregon. It’s a wonderland of thousand-foot cliffs, thundering waterfalls, vibrant wildflowers, and epic views up and down the...

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Trust for Public Land donors Kenny and Jossie are a match made in parks. The couple spent one of their first dates exploring Golden Gate Park, and a few years later—after many weekend trips to Muir Woods and other favorites—Kenny would propose outside the Dahlia Garden at San Francisco's ...

The Trust for Fido's Land
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Making new friends is tough. Add the challenge of acclimating to a new city and a new culture, and the going gets even tougher. When Johanna Nelson left Sweden for a new life in Tigard, Oregon, she struggled to feel at home. 

That's until she discovered...

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Across the nation, voters of all political leanings gave overwhelming approval yesterday to taxing themselves and spending money for new parks in their communities, The Trust for Public Land announced Wednesday.

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A 159-acre property in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area in Washington, has been protected, the Trust for Public Land and U.S. Forest Service announced today. The announcement finishes the acquisition of 1,963 acres of forest land in Klickitat County in the Major Creek drainage, which runs into the Columbia River.

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