Our Mission

The Trust for Public Land creates parks and protects land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come.

Our Planning and GIS (geographic information systems) service uses cutting-edge research, innovative mapping technologies, and groundbreaking planning practices to help communities and governments strategically identify prioritize, and deliver parks, trails, and conservation plans.

We holistically engage broad and diverse populations, convene advisory groups and experts, and integrate research and data modeling into our planning efforts. Our powerful GIS mapping technologies spatially depict demographic information and geographic needs, help relay a community’s greatest challenges such as childhood obesity of park deserts, and allow us to both measure and tell the story of our work’s impact on a community over time.