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

September 10, 2017
In September 2017 we sent our Public Realm Bill of Rights to candidates running for elected office 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 primary election on Tuesday, September 12th, and again in the general election on Tuesday, November 7th. Read the candidates' responses.

August 14, 2017
As the 2017 elections approach, NY4P is fighting to ensure that every New Yorker has access to quality parks, gardens, and open spaces. You can help by signing our Public Realm Bill of Rights and getting the word out on social media. Join the fight.

August 14, 2017
Registration for the 2017 Daffodil Project is closed, but you can join the waitlist here. Registration for the 2017 Daffodil Project is now open! Free daffodil bulbs are available to anyone planting them in an NYC public space such as a park, community garden, street plaza, or street tree pit. The Project was founded in 2001 as a living memorial to the victims of 9/11, and has since planted over 6.5 million bulbs across the city! Registration ends Friday, September 1st at 3:00 pm. Sign up for free bulbs and be a part of one of the largest volunteer efforts in NYC history. Register now.

August 3, 2017
596 Acres, a local non-profit championing resident stewardship of land, is finding places for New Yorkers to create community resources, and they need your help! Their work so far has revealed that dozens of buildings in NYC parks that were closed in 1970s still haven't been reopened. They are asking volunteers to help by documenting the unused buildings in their neighborhoods. You can help 596 Acres reveal our shared assets to make the city you want to live in. Learn more and get involved.

July 11, 2017
This summer we are thrilled to be joined by five Planning and Field Surveying interns and one Communications intern. They are helping us better understand how people use open space, and spreading the word about why healthy cities need healthy parks. Get to know our summer interns.

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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Over 6 million daffodils bloom each year throughout our city, thanks to New Yorkers like you.  Share the bright blooms by dedicating daffodils in honor of a family member, friend, or your favorite community organization by clicking here