NY4P Testimony on the Parks Without Borders Initiative

Thursday, December 03, 2015

On Wednesday, December 3, Tupper Thomas testified at the New York City Council Parks Committee hearing on An Examination of the Parks Without Borders Initiative. The purpose of the Initiative, which NY4P supports, is to make NYC parks more open and accessible by improving entrances, edges, and parks-adjacent spaces. Mayor de Blasio dedicated $50 million in funding to the program, of which $40 million will go to 8 pilot projects. The public can nominate parks that they think would be good candidates through an online interactive map, and at in-person meetings. The remaining $10 million will go to capital projects already in the pipeline, that could use further funding for edge improvements. 

Go to our issues page to see our testimonies, or download the pdf here.

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