Tuesday, April 9th, 6:00PM  ·  New York Law School, 185 West Broadway New York, NY 10013
NEW DATE Open Space Dialogues: Money Doesn't Grow on Trees

Please note the new date: the original February 20th date has been changed due to weather; the new date is Tuesday, April 9th.

Parks provide multiple benefits in dense urban environments, from recreation to mental health to sustainability and resilience. But staying on top of daily wear and tear and addressing the structural deficiencies of aging infrastructure need to be funded. How should we pay to create and maintain our public realm? In this Open Space Dialogues panel, park practitioners and advocates from New York City and beyond will explore what options exist for ensuring parks in all five boroughs have a sustainable financial future.

  • What are innovative funding strategies applicable to NYC parks?
  • What lessons can we learn from cities with unusual parks funding streams?
  • How do you build an equitable approach into park funding in all neighborhoods?



Eloise Hirsh, President, Freshkills Park Alliance
Mychal Johnson
, Co-Founding Member, South Bronx Unite
Christopher Rizzo
, Partner, Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP


Kathryn Ott Lovell, Commissioner, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation
Julie Tighe, President, NYLCV and NYLCVEF
And more to come...


Eli Dvorkin, Editorial & Policy Director, Center for an Urban Future

Open Space Dialogues: Money Doesn't Grow on Trees
Tuesday, April 9th
Doors open 6:00; Program 6:30 - 8:00
New York Law School
185 West Broadway New York, NY 10013

Hosted by The Center for New York City Law and
The Impact Center for Public Interest Law


This event is generously sponsored by Delta Air Lines