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In 2002—almost thirty years after the park was conceived—The Trust for Public Land, the city of Newark, Newark Public Schools, and the Central Ward community launched an effort to bring that vision to reality by finally developing Nat Turner Park. We
The Paul Habans Green Schoolyard provides a much needed place for schoolkids and the community to enjoy recreation and greenspace. Innovative play equipment is paired with highly engineered rain gardens that alleviate the repetitive standing water a
PS 120 is a multilingual Title 1 school serving 1,045 PreK-5th graders. Of this population, 40% are English language learners. Previously the schoolyard was an empty asphalt lot used partially for teacher parking. The Trust for Public Land engaged in
Pogo Park: Small park, big impact - A small park and space that allows for a deeply nuanced reading of the community's needs and potential outcomes. Featured as a case study in the Field Guide for Parks and Creative Placemaking. A full version of the
Underpass Park: Creative play spaces - Identifying unique spaces and mean to create spaces for play, and putting those qualities in service of broadercommunity development goals. Featured as a case study in the Field Guide for Parks and Creative Plac
The LAMS Sports Complex/Community Playground (designed by the students, staff and community members) now provides a safe place for students and members of the community to go to enjoy sports activities such as basketball, handball, track, soccer, foo