We’re partnering with the Trust for Public Land to Make the Outdoors Possible for Every Community
Our partners at The Trust for Public Land work with cities and communities to ensure every person has close access to a clean park or natural outdoor area. Together, our two organizations have already started to make a difference.
We’ve been working with the three recipients of the very first L.L.Bean Community Award, an award that provides vital funding to aid in park creation and accessibility for the locations that need it most. Funding will be awarded to a minimum of 15 projects during this 5-year partnership.
Breaking Down Barriers
There’s a literal wall keeping Boston’s Mattapan neighborhood residents from accessing a publicly owned section of riverfront land – but not for long. In addition to providing easier access to this natural area, local youth will be connected to valuable skill-building opportunities.
Putting the Outdoors in Play
By renovating existing basketball courts, planting trees and adding outdoor art installations that celebrate the community’s rich history and culture, residents of Lakeview Terrace, one of the oldest public housing complexes in the United States, will be able to better experience the outdoors on a daily basis.
A Hole in One
With a focus on youth engagement in the outdoors, The Trust for Public Land is working with community members, scientists and architects to reimagine and revitalize a portion of the 173-acre Douglas Park in Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood – which actually features an 18-hole mini golf course.