Cary Simmons

Director of Community Strategies at Trust for Public Land

Cary Simmons is the Trust for Public Land’s Director of Community Strategies. He is a leading expert on innovative community engagement and partnership models that deliver powerful social outcomes, and his team leads national partnerships and collaborations around creative placemaking, welcoming and belonging, and civic engagement. Previously, Cary worked at TPL in a field leadership role in the Northwest, where he developed more than a dozen neighborhood parks and schoolyards across Washington, Montana, and Wyoming.

Prior to joining TPL, Cary led several nationally significant memorial design and city park development projects at AECOM. He earned his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the Fay Jones School of Architecture at the University of Arkansas and his Master of Environmental Management from the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies at Yale University.


Illuminating the Past and Healing the Present with Hidden Park Histories

Tuesday, June 25
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM