Sponsored by New Yorkers for Parks and the Play Fair Coalition
Presented by New York Law School
Monday, April 19
7:00 - 8:00pm EST
Join New Yorkers for Parks and the Play Fair Coalition – and its 300+ parks advocates across the city – for a conversation with New York City mayoral candidates on the future of NYC’s parks and open spaces and the policies we need to create a 21st century, equitable system.
It’s been a year of highs and lows. Though New Yorkers turned out in unprecedented numbers for their parks during the pandemic, citywide conditions reached a low point as the Parks Department struggled to weather an $80 million budget cut.
Now is the time for New York to prioritize parks as critical infrastructure. We need a bold, new vision from our next Mayor – to realize a new era in which all New Yorkers enjoy equitable access to safe and clean parks in their communities.
Juan Manuel Benítez
Political anchor and reporter
NY1 News / NY1 Noticias
The event is co-sponsored by the Play Fair Coalition, including more than 300 advocacy groups across the city – from all the city park conservancies to scores of smaller grass roots organizations and friends-of groups.