Trust for Public Land

TXDOT Paves $6.6M Way for Five Mile Creek Greenbelt’s Oak Cliff Trail in Southern Dallas

by | Oct 27, 2023
The TXDOT grant dollars will let TPL start digging on a 1.1-mile "shovel-ready" stretch of the 17-mile trail "sooner than planned." An additional $1.65 million match from local supporters brings the total funding to over $8 million.
Ripple Effect: Foundations Partner to Award $455K in ‘Pay It Forward’ Grants to Fuel Community Impact
by | Oct 12, 2023
The Dallas Foundation, in partnership with Lyda Hill Philanthropies, handed out $455K in "pay it forward" grants to Water Cooler at Pegasus Park nonprofits. The unique investments aimed to kickstart change—the kind that shows teamwork can multiply impact.
North Texas’ Happy Place: Plano Makes Outside Magazine’s 15 Happiest Cities List
by | Oct 11, 2023
With "lots of options for work and play," green space aplenty, and a welcoming vibe, Plano made Outdoor Magazine's cut of havens for happy living. The city also boasts the No. 1 park system in Texas per the Trust for Public Land and has a master plan to stay on top.
City of Dallas Acquires Nearly 300-Acre Big Cedar Wilderness for Park System
by | Jun 15, 2023
The "exceptional green haven" features hike and bike trails amid more than 50,000 trees. Wednesday's vote by the Dallas City Council will preserve the southwestern Dallas property in perpetuity, ensuring that future generations of Dallas residents can enjoy the benefits of nature the city has to offer.
Arbor Hills Nature Preserve in Plano

North Texas Cities Rank on 2022 Trust for Public Land ParkScore Study

by | May 4, 2022

Parks serve people—and they’re vital defense, too. “Climate change is upon us,” says the Trust for Public Land. “Parks are a critical weapon in the fight.”

In a new ParkScore study of the 100 most-populous cities in the U.S., Plano ranked the highest in Texas at No. 15 in a multi-year streak....