Championing quality parks and open spaces for all New Yorkers in all neighborhoods.


Championing quality parks and open spaces for all New Yorkers in all neighborhoods.

Championing quality parks and open spaces for all New Yorkers in all neighborhoods.

Championing quality parks and open spaces for all New Yorkers in all neighborhoods.

Championing quality parks and open spaces for all New Yorkers in all neighborhoods.

Championing quality parks and open spaces for all New Yorkers in all neighborhoods.

Championing quality parks and open spaces for all New Yorkers in all neighborhoods.


Championing quality parks and open spaces for all New Yorkers in all neighborhoods.


Championing quality parks and open spaces for all New Yorkers in all neighborhoods.


Championing quality parks and open spaces for all New Yorkers in all neighborhoods.


Championing quality parks and open spaces for all New Yorkers in all neighborhoods.


 

Championing quality parks and open spaces for all New Yorkers in all neighborhoods.


 

Championing quality parks and open spaces for all New Yorkers in all neighborhoods.


Championing quality parks and open spaces for all New Yorkers in all neighborhoods.


What's New

November 1, 2017
In October 2017 we sent our Public Realm Bill of Rights to candidates running for elected office on the general election ballot across the city, and asked for their responses to four questions about the bill. Their answers show what open space issues the candidates see as most pressing, and how they think those issues should be addressed. We're sharing their responses so that voters can make an informed choice when they cast their ballots in the in the general election on Tuesday, November 7th. Read the candidates' responses.

October 18, 2017
We are very pleased to share our Public Realm Bill of Rights video, featuring New Yorkers from across the city speaking up for open space! If you agree, sign the Bill of Rights and show your support for quality parks for all New Yorkers.

 

October 18, 2017
In August, New Yorkers for Parks sent a sent a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo urging him to veto two bills that would take away a playground in park-poor East Harlem and pave the way for it to be redeveloped as a 68-story residential tower. The Governor is expected to decide whether to sign the bills this week, which we set a dangerous precedent for parkland city-wide. But you can help! Call Governor Cuomo's office and urge him to veto the bills. Learn more and take action.

October 10, 2017
How many calories are burned in a neighborhood that has parks versus one that doesn't? Can we reduce the number of people in the criminal justice system by investing in parks? Parks provide countless benefits, so why is it so hard to get funding for them? At our Open Space Dialogues: A New Perspective in Value we convened experts from across the city to tackle these questions and more. Read more from the Open Space Dialogues.

Recent Reports

Clean & Green: Who Takes Care of Our Parks?
Clean & Green is a simple and easy-to-understand guide which answers the question, Who takes care of our parks? This visual explainer will deepen your knowledge of the parks systems in NYC, and make your advocacy easier and more effective. Download Clean & Green.

Civic Action, Public Spaces: Civic Action Tracker
NY4P's Civic Action Tracker is an interactive map showing the size, topic, and location of all rallies, marches, protests, and other civic actions in NYC public spaces since January 1, 2017. As of May 18 there have been 189 actions, with over half a million total attendees. Explore the Civic Action Tracker.

The 2016 Report Card on Parks assesses 35 "neighborhood" parks across the five boroughs. These parks are larger than those targeted by the Community Parks Initiative, strengthening local communities by providing areas for active recreation, connection with nature, and more. We found that many of these parks are also in need of real renewal and reconstruction. Read the Report Card.

2015 City Council District Profiles
City Council District Profiles provide comprehensive information about open space resources, including a district map of all public open spaces and other quality of life measures, such as health and socioeconomic statistics. Each Profile provides rankings for the number of residents per acre of park/playground, access to a park entrance, and capital spending on park in each district. The Profiles are a proven tool for communities advocating for better conditions and funding for their parks and open spaces. Find your Council District's Profile.

The 2015 Report Card on Beaches 
New York City's eight swimming beaches have made steady overall progress since New Yorkers for Parks began tracking them in 2007, despite the interruption of Hurricane Sandy. There is more work to do, though, to make these beaches consistently great. Read the Report Card.

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