Mission & Vision

Well-designed and maintained parks and open spaces are fundamental to a thriving urban environment. For more than 100 years, New Yorkers for Parks has been the champion for the creation, protection, and care of the city’s treasured parks and open spaces. We serve, represent and engage all New Yorkers, in all neighborhoods, who value our green environment – spaces that are essential to the quality of life in our great city.

As the City’s leading parks advocacy organization, New Yorkers for Parks works intensively with local communities and with public officials and advocates across the city. We produce essential research that informs local advocates and drives inspired public policy. Through issue- and audience-specific convening programs, an array of educational programs, and by coordinating effective partnerships, collaborations and campaigns, we seek to elevate the standard of care and assure greater access to quality parks and open spaces for all residents and visitors to New York City. With great parks, our neighborhoods are greener, healthier, more resilient, and more livable.