The Trust for Public Land is a national organization whose mission is to create parks and protect land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come. Every park, playground, and public space we help create is an open invitation for everyone to explore, wonder, discover, and play.
We’re proud to say that we’ve been connecting communities to the outdoors—and to each other—since 1972. Today, millions of Americans live within a 10-minute walk of a park or natural area we’ve helped create, and countless more visit every year. As a result of the work of The Trust for Public Land, Philadelphia has ten new outdoor classrooms, twelve acres of new green space, and 189,000 square feet of new tree canopy. 49 million gallons of stormwater have been diverted from nearby rivers and streams and 65 community groups have been engaged through the design and programming efforts.
The Philadelphia office is seeking to enrich its impact by working with residents and civic leaders in new ways. We look to bolster the role we play in community organizing to help communities build a sustained system for identifying and advancing shared priorities.