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

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.

July 10, 2017
"It is so small, so central, and has so many eyes on it." That's how Andrea Parker, Executive Director of the Gowanus Canal Conservancy, describes the canal and why the neighboring communities are committed to cleaning it up and creating more open space. The conservancy has a visionary plan to transform the banks of one of the most polluted sites in the country into the city's next great park. Learn more about Andrea and the Gowanus Canal.

July 9, 2017
We've had an action-packed spring and early summer! Find out what we've been up to.

June 13, 2017
Clean & Green answers the question, Who takes care of our parks? This visual explainer will deepen your understand of the parks system in NYC, and make your advocacy easier and more effective. Check out Clean & Green.

June 12, 2017
In the 2016-2017 PB cycle, 31 of our 51 City Council Members participated in the process, allocating at least $1 million of their discretionary capital dollars to be decided on by residents of their districts. When the final results were in, 24% of all PB funds went towards parks and open space construction and improvement projects. Read more.

June 12, 2017
Our webinar, "Who Represents Me? Demystifying the City Council" is now available to view online! You can also read a recap for an easy step-by-step guide to who represents you in city government, and how you can influence what happens in your neighborhood projects. Learn about the City Council.

June 1, 2017
New Yorkers are as resilient as the city we call home and we will not back down. Today New Yorkers for Parks is reaffirming our commitment to creating a healthy and sustainable city through the principles laid out in our Public Realm Bill of Rights for New York City, and we’re asking you to join us. Read the entire statement.

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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