Is philanthropy helping to usher in "a new golden age of urban parks"? Across the country, from Central Park to Tulsa, private funding is saving the day.
"Private funding is pouring into parks lately, and not everyone is happy about it. Regardless, cities are putting together creative projects with massive backing from wealthy donors, and it’s not all happening where you might expect. Every city, it seems, wants to launch the next High Line. The abandoned-railway-turned-park in Manhattan is the poster child for private funding developing urban green space, and giving a shot of vitality to surrounding neighborhoods." -- Tate Williams, Inside Philanthropy