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, issues, and trends of the urban park movement.
The Center for City Park Excellence, part of The Trust for Public Land, helps make cities more successful through the renewal and creation of parks for their social, ecological, and economic benefits to residents and visitors alike. The Trust for Public Land (TPL) creates parks and protects land for people, ensuring healthy, 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 organizations will be posting to the site, with major contributions by Charlie McCabe and Ali Hiple 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.