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

May 22, 2017
This Thursday, May 25 is the last chance for the public to give testimony to the City Council on the upcoming fiscal year city budget. The hearing will start at 10 am, with the public comment period slated to begin at 1 pm. If it's your first time giving testimony, read more to learn everything you need to know. Learn more.

May 9, 2017
The Mayor and City Council are in the final stages of negotiating the city budget and we need to make sure parks and open spaces aren't left out. Join us in calling on the city to fund critical programs and staff to ensure an equitable parks system that works for all New Yorkers. Add your name.

May 8, 2017
NEW DATE! It's an election year in NYC, and there are a number of City Council seats that will be filled by all new representatives next January. How can you figure out what council district you live in and who might be running for office? Join NY4P at noon on Thursday, May 25 for our lunch-hour webinar as we walk you through all the steps to understand how to find out who represents you and how to reach them. RSVP today.

May 8, 2017
Did you miss the NY4P x NYC meeting? You can still tell us what the city needs to do to guarantee that all New Yorkers enjoy the rights laid out in our new Public Realm Bill of Rights for NYC. Watch our webinar to learn more about the bill and then share your policy recommendations for the city in our online survey. Share your policy recommendations.

April 19, 2017
On April 13th NY4P's Emily Walker, Director of Outreach and Programs, joined Marlene Pantin of the Red Hook Conservancy on NY1 to talk about the Daffodil Project and its power as a tool for community engagement and beautification. Watch it on NY1.

April 10, 2017
On April 3rd the City Council released their response to Mayor de Blasio’s FY18 preliminary budget, and it includes some great wins for parks. Under the strong leadership of Parks Committee Chair Mark Levine and Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, the City Council has demonstrated their commitment to open space. See what's in the City Council's budget response.

Recent Reports

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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