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

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.

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.

Take Action: Tell City Hall to Fund Parks
May 9, 2017
The petition is closed. Thank you to everyone who participated! 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. 

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.



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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