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Sep 18, 2017, 09:30 ET The Trust for Public Land Announces Cox Enterprises as Presenting Sponsor of 9th Annual Celebration of Land Event

The Trust for Public Land (TPL) announces Cox Enterprises as the presenting sponsor for its "Urban Nights, City Lights" event. On Saturday,...


May 24, 2017, 00:01 ET The Trust for Public Land Releases 2017 ParkScore® Index, Rating Park Systems in the 100 Largest U.S. Cities

Minneapolis has the best park system in the United States, according to The Trust for Public Land's 6th annual ParkScore® index, which was released...


May 16, 2017, 14:00 ET San Francisco Is First U.S. City Where All Residents Live Within A 10-Minute Walk To A Park

Mayor Edwin M. Lee and The Trust for Public Land today announced that San Francisco is the first city in the United States where all residents have...


Apr 20, 2017, 07:00 ET City Park Fans Volunteering More Often, New Trust for Public Land Report Shows

Thousands of volunteers worked at city parks around the nation, leading to a sharp increase in the amount of volunteer park help in America's...


Apr 06, 2017, 18:00 ET Famous Hawaii Land Saved With Support From Both Republicans And Democrats

The Ka Iwi Coast on the eastern tip of Oahu will be forever preserved from development, ending a 40-year-long battle to preserve the area, The...


Mar 14, 2017, 13:06 ET 42-Acre Cascade Cottages Property Officially Becomes Part of Rocky Mountain National Park

The Trust for Public Land today announced that ownership of the 42-acre Cascade Cottages property has been sold to the National Park Service,...


Nov 09, 2016, 09:50 ET Voters Approve Billions For Local Parks And Natural Areas

Voters across the nation approved local and state ballot measures providing more than $6 billion for land conservation, parks, and restoration, The...


Nov 08, 2016, 22:43 ET Voters Approve Millions For Local Parks And Natural Areas

Voters across the nation approved local and state ballot measures providing hundreds of millions of dollars for land conservation, parks, and...


Sep 20, 2016, 00:01 ET The Trust for Public Land Joins Council Member Rosie Mendez and New York City to Unveil State-of-the-Art Green Infrastructure Playground In Manhattan

 The Trust for Public Land, Council Member Rosie Mendez and New York City today unveiled a state-of-the art-playground on...


Sep 07, 2016, 18:29 ET Ackerson Meadow Gifted to Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park added Ackerson Meadow, 400 acres of critical wetlands and meadow habitat on the park's western boundary through a donation....


Apr 25, 2016, 06:00 ET Dog Parks Lead Growth in Urban Parks

 Off-leash dog parks led the pack in new urban parks, growing by 4 percent in 2015 and 89 percent since 2007, according to The Trust for Public...


Feb 10, 2016, 11:40 ET Final Property Purchased for New Saint Paul Park Near Green Line

 The third and final property near Griggs Street and University Avenue in Saint Paul has been purchased and secured for a new nearly 5-acre...


Sep 30, 2015, 16:46 ET Trust For Public Land Statement On Expiration Of LWCF

 The Trust for Public Land today issued the following statement on the expiration of the Land and Water Conservation Fund: "Today, Congress...


Nov 11, 2014, 14:11 ET San Marcos Wilderness Park Growing

 The fastest growing city in America is also gaining new parkland. The Purgatory Creek Natural Area in San Marcos, Tex. will gain an additional...


Nov 05, 2014, 09:22 ET 3 Big States Lead Record Vote For Land Conservation

A record $13 billion for land conservation was approved by voters across America Tuesday, including large statewide measures in Florida, New...


Jun 26, 2014, 06:00 ET The Trust for Public Land Launches National Campaign - and Social Media Push - to Protect Land and Create Parks

 The Trust for Public Land, the only national conservation organization dedicated to creating parks and protecting land for people, today...


May 29, 2014, 00:01 ET The Trust for Public Land Releases 2014 ParkScore® Index, Rating Park Systems in 60 Largest U.S. Cities

Minneapolis took top honors on The Trust for Public Land's 3rd annual ParkScore® index, earning a perfect "5-park bench" rating from the...


May 02, 2014, 10:42 ET Report Reveals Strengths of Statewide Conservation Programs

A new report reveals the best attributes for successful statewide conservation programs. Among the ideal characteristics of a state conservation...


Mar 26, 2014, 09:00 ET Which Cities Have Most Swimming Pools? Disc Golf Courses? Find Out in City Parks Report

Park directors and advocates hailed the latest report on city parks released Wednesday by The Trust for Public Land, a leading national...


Mar 20, 2014, 10:28 ET Awards for Minnesota Conservation Leadership Announced

At a ceremony held yesterday at the Science Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul, The Trust for Public Land announced the winners of its sixth annual...


Dec 18, 2013, 09:00 ET One Of The Caribbean's Best Beaches Is Protected For Tourists

As the Caribbean tourist season hits its peak, one of its best beaches has been protected from development, The Trust for Public Land announced...


Nov 06, 2013, 13:47 ET Voters In Three Cities Approve Spending For Parks

Voters in Newark, Cleveland and Grand Rapids, Mich., on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved local taxes to pay for better parks in their cities, The...


Jul 01, 2013, 10:46 ET Trust For Public Land Statement on Clean Ohio Fund Approval

 Pam Carson, Ohio state director of The Trust for Public Land, today issued the following statement regarding the approval by Gov. John Kasich...


Jun 17, 2013, 09:00 ET Entrance To Zion Narrows Trail Protected

The main entrance hikers use to get to the Zion Narrows Trail, one of the West's most popular hiking routes, has been permanently protected from...


Jun 05, 2013, 00:01 ET The Trust for Public Land Releases 2013 ParkScore® Index, Rating Park Systems in 50 Largest U.S. Cities

Minneapolis took top honors in The Trust for Public Land's 2nd annual ParkScore index, earning the first perfect "5 park bench" rating from the...