El Dorado Park is an exciting example of the community collaborating with local organizations and agencies to create and sustain a green space in an impoverished neighborhood with high crime. With a lot of collaboration and community attitude to visualize what was possible, the City’s park department coordinated with the Boys & Girls Club of Fresno County, a local church, PG&E, two private foundations, and KaBoom! Playground Equipment to create the new home of a Boys & Girls Club in 2011.
We all strive to be healthy and fit. But for many Americans, finding a place to exercise can prove more of a challenge than the workout itself. The Trust for Public Land's Fitness Zone® program provides free outdoor fitness equipment in local parks—often in neighborhoods where gym memberships are too pricey to be practical. With your support, we're empowering communities with an innovative new resource in the fight against obesity.
With an integrated approach to help maintain the long-term health and preservation of Mount Tamalpais, the Tamalpais Lands Collaborative has launched OneTam, an initiative to raise awareness and build community support around efforts to care for the mountain's treasured resources.
The Bowtie Project is a partnership between Clockshop and California State Parks to activate an 18-acre post-industrial lot known as the Bowtie, located along the LA River in Northeast Los Angeles. Since 2014, Clockshop has executed over 30 artist projects, performances, and events at the Bowtie, bringing significant numbers of new people to experience this overlooked piece of urban land.
This special event summer series had local community-based agencies, municipalities, public safety and law enforcement, as well as grass root organizations come together to share their expertise at a crime-ridden park; San Ysidro Park. It was a true collaborative effort. Event participants received knowledge, education and resources, public safety contacts, as well as information about public park amenities, benefits and programs.