The Trust for Public Land

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. Since 1972, TPL has completed more than 4,250 park and conservation projects in communities nationwide, protecting more than 3 million acres.

Our history

The Trust for Public Land was founded in 1972 by a diverse coalition that believed all people need and deserve access to nature and the outdoors, close to home, in the cities and communities where they live, as a matter of health, equity, and justice

While many conservation organizations set aside wildlands for biodiversity or habitat restoration, our founders sought to bring the benefits of parks and nature to the places, people, and communities that needed them most.

Our Initiatives

 

Lands
We will generate more than $10 billion in funding for land protection and establish 500 protected places for public benefit, deploying innovative tools to advance community conservation goals.
Parks
We will put a quality park within a 10-minute walk of five million people who currently lack access by creating new parks or transforming underutilized parks in the communities of greatest need and by activating local and national partnerships.
Schoolyards
We will grow our schoolyards program to expand park access for nearly 6 million people across the country and open green schoolyards in 20 underserved school districts.
Trails
We will connect more than 3 million people to 1,000 miles of local and national trails and greenways.