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

January 12, 2016
NY4P is coming to your  backyard to hear your ideas on how we can improve NYC parks! With the Mayoral & City Council elections right around the corner it’s time to gather our network and push for a better parks budget. Come meet our new Executive Director Lynn Kelly, get to know other park organizers from your borough, and together let's build momentum for better open space in NYC. The Queens meeting takes place on Jan. 30; Staten Island on Feb. 2; Brooklyn on Feb 13; Manhattan on Feb. 15, and the Bronx on Feb 27Learn more and RSVP. 

January 10, 2016
Let your love blossom by dedicating a daffodil to your loved one this Valentine's Day. Your loved one will receive a personalized daffodil certificate recognizing your commitment to beautifying and supporting communities across the city in their honor. To receive the certificate in time for Valentine's Day, order by Tuesday, February 7. Dedicate a daffodil to your loved one. 

January 9, 2016
We were deeply saddened by the December passing of Robert R. Douglass, the longtime chair of the Downtown-Lower Manhattan Association and the founding chair of the Alliance for Downtown New York.  Mr. Douglass was a key player in the revitalization of Downtown Manhattan, and played a pivotal role in the area’s recovery and revival after the attacks on September 11, 2011. We were incredibly honored when his family chose our Daffodil Project as the recipient of memorial donations, and planted our bulbs in his honor.  Every spring those daffodils will bloom in Bowling Green, brightening the community he was so dedicated to. We want to offer sincere thanks to his family and loved ones, whose generosity helps us bring the Daffodil Project to neighborhoods across New York City. Make a donation in memory of Robert Douglass. 

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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2016 Party 4 Parks

This fall, NY4P held another successful annual Party 4 Parks Gala to celebrate the City’s parks and open spaces and the people who have helped these vital spaces to thrive.  

Click here to contribute to the effort and join the growing list of New Yorkers who protect and promote parks all across NYC.

Click here to see more photos, passcode: Party4Parks