Type of Place

Parks With Purpose


Parks with Purpose logo4America’s cities represent a unique opportunity for the Fund to provide our full suite of conservation services:  land loans, real estate expertise, green infrastructure planning, community development, green business lending and job creation.  It is this integration of services that makes The Conservation Fund an ideal partner for helping solve the complex problems facing urban landscapes. For each Parks with Purpose project, we work with the local community to identify, protect and restore the very best land that creates safer places for children to play and families to gather. We also demonstrate how these natural areas can filter, slow and clean floodwaters, grow healthy food and create green jobs.




Projects

An Emerald Necklace for Los Angeles

An Emerald Necklace for Los Angeles

As one of the nation's largest metropolitan areas, the Los Angeles region should be a recognized leader in park...
Boone Park West

Boone Park West

Boone Park West will be The Conservation Fund’s third Park With Purpose built in Atlanta, following the successful completion...
Conservation Efforts in Detroit

Conservation Efforts in Detroit

With a generation of young adults leaving in droves to find work, population decline is a serious issue with...
Healing Nature in Los Angeles with TreePeople

Healing Nature in Los Angeles with TreePeople

Although Los Angeles is known for its concrete sprawl, TreePeople is at the forefront of a movement to re-imagine...
Lindsay Street Park

Lindsay Street Park

The English Avenue and Vine City neighborhoods lie in the shadow of downtown Atlanta, less than a mile from...
Marlborough: Nature + Play

Marlborough: Nature + Play

In the 1930s, the Marlborough community in south-central Kansas City, Missouri, was booming. New housing developments, schools and a...
Parks with Purpose in Atlanta

Parks with Purpose in Atlanta

Conservation efforts, especially in urban areas, often are complicated; but we’ve taken on the challenge in Atlanta with both environmental...
Stones River, Nashville

Stones River, Nashville

When we helped complete Nashville’s first Open Space Plan in 2011, we identified the scenic and historic 600-acre Stones River...
Upper Neuse Clean Water Initiative

Upper Neuse Clean Water Initiative

As the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina continues to grow, development threatens to cover valuable land in the Upper...