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

December 13, 2017
Looking back on what we accomplished in fiscal year 2017, it's clear how much of our success is due to community leaders, industry professionals, generous supporters, and everyone working on behalf of NYC open spaces. See what we've achieved.

December 13, 2017
Congratulations to NY4P's Vice Chair of the Board Betsy Smith on her new position as president and chief executive of the Central Park Conservancy! Betsy is a tireless champion of parks and open spaces and her knowledge and leadership has been invaluable for NY4P. She will be a great leader of the Central Park Conservancy and its Institute for Urban ParksLearn more about Betsy.

December 12, 2017
On December 11th we had the honor of convening experts in the fields of park development and design for a forward-looking and exciting conversation about how open space fits into a rapidly growing and developing city. Open Space Dialogues: New Perspectives on Development + Design. We look forward to continuing the dialogue with our third Open Space Dialogue in February which will explore financing and policy options for improving delivery of open space to all neighborhoods. Stay tuned for more information. Learn more.

November 14, 2017
Thank you to everyone who partied with us at the 2017 Party 4 Parks! It was an evening of fun and inspiration, and we couldn't have done it without you. We received record in-room pledges, exceeding our challenge goal for the night and raising over $30,000 from attendees! Thank you to everyone who showed your support for parks and open spaces! See pictures from the 2017 Party 4 Parks.

November 14, 2017
This fall we're working with educators in every borough, teaching public school students how to plant and tend daffodils. Altogether we'll work with 50 students, many of whom will go on to be a part the next generation of open space stewards and advocates. Learn more about our work with NYC students.

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.

 

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.

Support NY4P


We believe that all New Yorkers in all neighborhoods have the right to safe, equitable, and well-maintained parks and open spaces. 

As we embark on a new year, your support will help to ensure that parks are a priority throughout 2018.