City Parks Blog is a joint effort of the Center for City Park Excellence at The Trust for Public Land and the City Parks Alliance to chronicle the news and issues of the urban park movement.
The Center for City Park Excellence, a division of The Trust for Public Land, works to make cities more successful through the innovative renewal and creation of parks for their social, ecological and economic benefits to residents and visitors alike. The Center maintains the only database on park systems of large U.S. cities (City Park Facts); produces materials on innovations, solutions and best practices; speaks on urban parks topics to diverse audiences; consults on ways to improve park systems; and advises advocacy groups on ways to become more effective. The Trust for Public Land (TPL) is a national, nonprofit, land conservation organization that conserves land for people to enjoy as parks, community gardens, historic sites, rural lands, and other natural places, ensuring livable communities for generations to come.
The City Parks Alliance encourages greater involvement and investment in our nation’s city parks. It works to see city parks more fully recognized and valued for the role they play in building stronger, healthier and more livable cities. The non-profit organization fosters interest in, and support for, these dynamic public institutions through partnerships, network building, information sharing and advocacy. Its members include public agencies, park departments, park advocacy groups, corporations and individuals.
Staff of both organzations will be posting to the site, with major contributions by Ryan Donahue (site editor) of The Trust for Public Land’s Center for City Park Excellence and Angelina Horn of the City Parks Alliance. If you have comments or tips to share with City Parks Blog please feel free to contact us.