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An Array of Ideas for Funding Parks Beyond the City Budget

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

We’ve been working with our partners at the New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund to find innovative strategies for funding maintenance, operations, and capital needs for parks across the city. Our recommendations, presented in “Funding an Equitable Park System,” Part III of Dig Deeper for a Greener New York, provide creative options for policymakers and advocates to use in a range of situations. From establishing a citywide Park Equity Fund to thinking creatively about designating capital monies for future maintenance needs, the strategies we highlight are innovative yet achievable. We’re excited to advance the conversation about how to fund New York City’s park needs when the City’s budget leaves big gaps. Read the recommendations here.



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