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Sep 24, 2018, 15:47 ET The Trust for Public Land Announces National Walk to a Park Day will debut October 10

The Trust for Public Land today announced October 10 is National Walk to a Park Day. This day will bring people together to walk to their nearest...


Jun 06, 2018, 01:12 ET California Voters Pass Record $4.1 Billion Package For Parks And Open Space

California voters Tuesday approved a record $4.1 billion package of bonds to provide parks, open space, clean water and help fight climate change in...


May 01, 2018, 01:14 ET ParkServe Database and Interactive Mapping Website Unveiled by The Trust for Public Land

Today, The Trust for Public Land launched www.ParkServe.TPL.org, providing free, easy-to-navigate access to the most comprehensive database on parks...


Mar 26, 2018, 10:50 ET Statement by Diane Regas, President and CEO of The Trust for Public Land, on the passing of Linda Brown

"We extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Linda Brown, whose courage changed the course of history. Linda's brave actions at...


Jan 25, 2018, 06:30 ET The Trust For Public Land Renews Its Commitment To Land For People With Announcement Of New President And CEO

The National Board of Directors of The Trust for Public Land is thrilled to announce that Diane Regas, currently the Executive Director of...


Jan 16, 2018, 08:19 ET Congress Passes Bill To Rename Montana Peak After Alex Diekmann

The House of Representatives today passed and sent to the White House a bill naming a Montana mountain for the late Alex Diekmann, a Trust for Public ...


Dec 04, 2017, 11:41 ET The Trust for Public Land Opposes President Trump's Action to Undermine Long-standing Permanent Protection of National Monuments

Will Rogers, President of The Trust for Public Land, issued the following statement in response to President Trump's decision today to undermine the...


Nov 08, 2017, 10:39 ET Voters Pass $1.5 Billion For Local Parks

Voters across America last night passed local and state ballot measures that will provide more than $1.5 billion for parks and conservation, The...


Oct 16, 2017, 16:47 ET The Trust for Public Land Commends California Leaders for Approving Parks Bond (SB 5); Vows All-Out Effort to Win Voter Approval in June

The Trust for Public Land today thanked Gov. Jerry Brown for signing SB 5. The Governor's action put the $4 billion parks bond on the June 2018...


Oct 10, 2017, 00:01 ET Nation's mayors launch groundbreaking 10-minute walk to a park campaign

At 10:10 a.m. on October 10, 134 of the nation's most influential mayors joined The Trust for Public Land, National Recreation and Park Association,...


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, November...


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 largest ...


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 Trust...


Mar 14, 2017, 13:05 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, 10:43 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, 12:01 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 a formerly cracked asphalt...


Sep 07, 2016, 06:29 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 Land's ...


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 park in...


Sep 30, 2015, 04:46 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 allowed...


Apr 15, 2015, 09:00 ET Dog Parks Lead Growth in U.S. City Parks

Off-leash dog parks are growing faster than any other type of park in America's largest cities, The Trust for Public Land announced today in...


Nov 11, 2014, 02:11 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 89...