|One of the beautiful views from Piedmont Park in the fall|
We're so lucky to live within walking distance of Piedmont Park, one of Atlanta's greatest city parks. That's why we are thrilled to be able to share the latest program from The Trust for Public Land, an organization whose mission it is to create and protect parks and other natural places, right in your own backyard.
"The Trust for Public Land creates parks and protects land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come. We protect the places people care about and create close-to-home parks—particularly in and near cities, where 80% of Americans live."
|Rocco always takes time to smell the flowers at Piedmont Park|
For Rocco and me, there's nothing quite like heading outside for an invigorating walk. It's good for the mind AND body. It gives Rocco a chance to get his "seek" on and for me it helps clear my head, enjoy time with my pup and get the benefit of some cardio activity, too!
|Rocco enjoys climbing on a log in a wooded section of the park.|
We have wooded dirt paths, bike paths, a duck pond, wetlands area and grassy fields all in one park.
|Can you find Rocco by the Beltline trail sign?|
We're lucky to have a portion of the Beltline so close to us, too.
|Rocco keeps an eye out for some of the regular duck visitors!|
Another view of the lake with a beautiful reflection... and a good place to reflect!
It's just as pleasant a place to visit later in the winter. The ducks don't seem to mind!
|Rocco enjoys walkings and taking in the sights with his pals Codie and Bingo|
|The ducks and geese enjoy this oasis in the city as much as we do!|
Share why nature matters to you
Did you know that in many cities, one in three residents lacks access to a park of natural area? And, with America's open spaces disappearing at a rate of 6,000 acres a day, we're at risk of losing those special outdoor places.
Here's how you can help The Trust for Public Land (TPL) protect the outdoor places we love, simply by sharing why they matter to you.
TPL is running a virtual postcard campaign on their website where you can create your own postcard with a photo that shows how you enjoy the great outdoors. Remember to share your creation with the #OurLand hashtag to help spread the word!
Here are the postcards Rocco and I created!
Tell us why nature matters to you in the comments below, and then don't forget to create your own fun postcard at the Trust for Public Land's #OurLand landing page!
This post is sponsored by The Trust for Public Land and MomDot Media.
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