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During the coronavirus pandemic, nature has taken on a whole new meaning for many of us, becoming a vital respite from anxiety, grief, and cabin fever. But not everyone has safe, equal access to the outdoors: parks may be too few and far between, sidewalks too narrow or nonexistent, and open...

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For decades, residents of Chattanooga’s Oak Grove neighborhood have made the most of the forgotten space on Lynnbrook Avenue. It’s not much to look at—a vacant asphalt lot and an empty field, cut by a concrete ditch, shaded by a few big old broadleaf trees. But for the families who live close by...

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Mount Katahdin marks the end of many long journeys. The 5,267-foot peak is Maine’s highest point, the summit of a formidably steep and rocky climb from the nearest trailhead. The mountain is also the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail, where thru-hikers culminate months of trekking long...

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The latest addition to Chattanooga's greenway system is by no means the longest we've completed. But if you ask the neighbors who turned up for the grand opening, they'll tell you this stretch of trail's got something that matters more than mileage: a bridge, linking the...

This report provides a rich menu of options for continuing the growth and improvement in Memphis’ park and recreation system, with proposals ranging from relatively quick and inexpensive to long-term and structural.

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Believe it or not, these are grins for green infrastructure. 

You might be picturing pavement and pipelines, but Chattanooga's first green infrastructure demonstration project is actually a park. Unveiled last month, the Spears Avenue Pump Track does double duty: it's a bike skills area...

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Chattanooga resident, lawyer, and volunteer Allen McCallie, will be honored this evening by The Trust for Public Land with its highest honor, the Douglas P. Ferguson Award, for his outstanding service and extraordinary commitment to conserving land for people across America.

Once called the dirtiest city in America, Chattanooga has become the envy of the South for its thriving economy based on quality of life and easy access to open space.

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North Chattanooga resident Jim Johnson has made a $50,000 gift to The Trust for Public Land, formally initiating phase two of the Stringer's Ridge park project, the construction of a nearly 10-mile trail system.

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