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

February 13, 2018
Don't let chilly weather fool you - spring is on the way, and with it NY4P's annual Boro x Boro community meetings! Join NY4P staff as we convene community groups, open space advocates, and other New Yorkers passionate about parks. This year each meeting will focus on turning ideas about improving parks into action steps New Yorkers can feasibly accomplish, and will end with time for networking and getting to fellow local park advocates. Learn more and register.

February 13, 2018
Want an escape from the winter cold? Join NY4P at the Brookfield Place Winter Biergarten for the Best Brews of NYC: 5 Borough Challenge. On Thursdays from February 22 - March 15 you can try local brews from all 5 boroughs. And the best part? All beer sales benefit NY4P! Learn more.

January 11, 2018
We are seeing open space competing with other important civic needs such as affordable housing and schools, as if New Yorkers don’t need them all. As I said in the New York Times last week, “To continue to minimize one over the other creates this impression to New Yorkers that parks and open space are an amenity as opposed to critical city infrastructure, just like a school and just like affordable housing.” To force New Yorkers to pick and choose creates a false choice, and a narrative that only enables inequity in our city. That’s what all my work this past year and the efforts of my team have come down to – standing up for parks and open space as critical city infrastructureRead more from Lynn.

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 spacesSee 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.

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

Join Us at the 2018

Daffodil Breakfast


A springtime tradition since 2002, the Daffodil Breakfast celebrates individuals and organizations whose dedication to their neighborhood and city exemplifies the Daffodil Project’s spirit of volunteerism and stewardship. The Breakfast helps to fund NY4P's work through the Daffodil Project. This year, celebrate with us at a new venue overlooking New York Harbor and Battery Park.

Tuesday, April 24th
8:00am – 9:30am

Battery Gardens Restaurant
1 Battery Park
Inside Battery Park, On the Water
Opposite 17 State Street
New York, NY 10004

Buy Your Tickets to the Daffodil Breakfast

2018 honorees:

Lynden B. Miller Citywide Daffodil Award:
Sports and Arts in Schools Foundation (SASFNY)

Borough Daffodil Awards:
Bronx: Friends of Soundview Park
Brooklyn: Friends of Carroll Park
Manhattan: The Friends of the Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Boulevard Malls
Queens: Astoria Park Alliance
Staten Island: P.S. 59 The Harbor View School PTA, The Harbor Learning Garden/Green Thumb Committee