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

March 21, 2017
On March 15th thirteen prominent women leaders in New York City urbanism and public space sent a letter to Mayor de Blasio asking him to let the Fearless Girl statue continue to call Bowling Green home for longer than the month currently authorized. The Fearless Girl represents not only the importance of sculpture in the urban environment but the power of our public spaces, where all kinds of people gather over shared interests and common experiences. Read our letter to the Mayor.  

March 17, 2017
2017 is an election year here in NYC, which means it’s more important than ever that we elevate the open space conversation citywide. Join us on Monday, April 17th, as we present our draft election year platform for parks. This is your opportunity to help NY4P shape its election-year agenda! RSVP today.  

March 16, 2017
We're On Tuesday, March 21st the City Council Parks Committee is holding a hearing on the city budget, which is a great opportunity to make your voice heard to city government. Read on to learn everything you need to know about how the city budget process work, and where there are opportunities for you to get involvedLearn more.  

March 15, 2017
Steve Chesler and Katherine Thompson have been at the center of a creative, dynamic, and ultimately successful battle to get New York City to build Bushwick Inlet Park, which it promised to do over ten years ago. While the political saga is well-documented, what is less well known is the story of the people behind the movement, and what lessons they can offer to other New Yorkers facing similar battlesLearn more from Steve and Katherine.  

February 15, 2017
A group of 13 New York City-based civic organizations, including New Yorkers for Parks, sent an open letter to Mayor de Blasio outlining seven steps the city can take to ensure that we have the open space necessary to ensure our gatherings and demonstrations of free expression are safe and welcomingRead our letter to the Mayor. 

Recent Reports

The 2016 Report Card on Parks: Spotlight on the Community Parks Initiative
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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2017 Daffodil Breakfast

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