Open Space

May 2, 2019, 6am PDT
The debate leading up to the recent approval of the Arlington County, Virginia Public Spaces Master Plan reveals the competing pressures on park planning in 2019.
ARLnow
April 9, 2019, 6am PDT
A new pilot program in Atlanta will test a joint-use arrangement that opens public school properties in the evenings and on weekends to provide park space for the public. The effect would be significant.
SaportaReport
March 30, 2019, 9am PDT
The new urban public realm in the United States is highly programmed—some of that design approach reflects the trends of culture and some reflects a history of violence and bad for PR for parks at the end of the 20th century.
American Scholar
March 22, 2019, 10am PDT
Phoenix. Phoenix let the dogs out.
Arizona Republic
Feature
March 11, 2019, 5am PDT
Deborah Marton, executive director of the New York Restoration Project, connects parks and open space to improved public safety.
Deborah Marton
February 28, 2019, 1pm PST
When is a dog park more than just a park for dogs?
CityLab
February 25, 2019, 10am PST
King County, Washington voters will vote on a parks levy reauthorization in August—at stake is $738 million over the six years to fund improvements to the Seattle area's parks, trails, and open space.
The Urbanist
February 22, 2019, 10am PST
New York City is holding a competition for a distinctive logo to clearly demarcate all of its 550 privately-owned public spaces.
AM New York
January 27, 2019, 7am PST
"Should DC spend about $2 million on a parcel of land in Columbia Heights to build a dog park?"
Greater Greater Washington
January 7, 2019, 12pm PST
A proposed waterfront plan has secured the necessary funding to move forward in Seattle, pending City Council approval.
Crosscut
December 8, 2018, 5am PST
The Houston Chronicle shares the views in the most walkable sections of the city of Houston.
Houston Chronicle
December 7, 2018, 7am PST
Dreams look a lot more like reality this week in Dallas.
The Dallas Morning News
November 28, 2018, 10am PST
A hiking trail now makes a complete, 315-mile loop around Maricopa County in Arizona.
Arizona Republic
October 18, 2018, 6am PDT
The gift is especially notable for its contributions toward efforts to redevelop Detroit's West Riverfront.
The Detroit Free Press
September 7, 2018, 7am PDT
The Westside Park at Bellwood Quarry could eventually become the city of Atlanta's largest park.
Curbed Atlanta
September 1, 2018, 11am PDT
In California, agencies are working to redefine enforcement and safety procedures as the number of homeless individuals who seek refuge in vulnerable open or wild landscapes continue to increase.
The Planning Report
August 30, 2018, 12pm PDT
A tremendous open space and recreation addition could be on the horizon for residents of Washington, D.C., but there's still work to do in cleaning the Potomac and Anacostia rivers.
Greater Greater Washington
August 29, 2018, 12pm PDT
A groundbreaking ceremony for Atwater Beach on Detroit's east waterfront is just one of many ongoing construction projects that will add open space and recreation facilities to formerly industrial areas.
Detroit Free Press
June 28, 2018, 5am PDT
A new report by the Center for an Urban Future signals the need for attention to the Big Apple's parks before they are beyond repair.
Center For An Urban Future
May 24, 2018, 6am PDT
The 2018 ParkScore is now available.
Trust for Public Land