The Trust for Public Land is a national nonprofit that conserves land for people to enjoy as parks, gardens, historic sites, rural lands, and other natural places. We work from the inner city to the wilderness, ensuring livable communities for generations to come.
Leader in creating city parks
The Trust for Public Land is the go-to organization for communities wanting to protect special places and create close-to home-parks in and near cities. Our goal is to put a park or playground within walking distance of every American.
Experts at raising money for local conservation
The national leader at creating public funds for conservation, we have helped states, counties, and cities to generate more than $34 billion for local conservation. Every $1 invested in this program has yielded more than $2,000 in new public funds.
Full-service organization for the 21st century
The Trust for Public Land offers a range of conservation services to complete complex projects that otherwise would not get done. We’ve been described as the conservation organization for the 21st Century, helping communities plan for growth, raise funds, acquire land, and revitalize parks and playgrounds. We also conduct conservation research, which is shared through our Center for City Park Excellence and various databases.
More than 3 million acres saved since 1972
Since 1972, we’ve completed more than 4,250 park and conservation projects in communities nationwide, including in Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The need has never been greater. Over the past 10 years, 3 acres of land have been lost to development every minute, while research has clearly shown that parks and recreation in nature are an essential prescription for our physical, community, environmental and economic health.