Growing in Newark
Students at West Side High live in a food desert with limited options when it comes to healthy foods and opportunities for growth. We’ve partnered with The Trust for Public Land and the community to build a working garden run by and for the students to help change that.
Breaking Down Barriers
There’s a literal wall keeping Boston’s Mattapan neighborhood residents from accessing a publicly owned section of riverfront land – but not for long. In addition to providing easier access to this natural area, local youth will be connected to valuable skill-building opportunities.
Putting the Outdoors in Play
By renovating existing basketball courts, planting trees and adding outdoor art installations that celebrate the community’s rich history and culture, residents of Lakeview Terrace, one of the oldest public housing complexes in the United States, will be able to better experience the outdoors on a daily basis.
A Hole in One
With a focus on youth engagement in the outdoors, The Trust for Public Land is working with community members, scientists and architects to reimagine and revitalize a portion of the 173-acre Douglas Park in Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood – which actually features an 18-hole mini golf course.
The Trust for Public Land teamed up with the Town of Huntington and Vermont Land Trust to create the Huntington Community Forest. This 245-acre forest provides a nearby outdoor space people of all abilities can enjoy, and it’s adjacent to the Brewster Pierce Memorial School giving students an outdoor classroom and new learning opportunities to explore.
A Park by the River
In Sullivan County 75,000 residents don’t have sufficient access to the outdoors despite the beautiful Delaware River running right alongside their town. The Trust for Public Land is changing that with the creation of the Callicoon Riverside Park. This public park is directly on the river, providing residents and visitors with waterside walking trails, outdoor play areas for kids, and free public access to the water.