Who We Are

For over 100 years New Yorkers for Parks has protected and promoted open space across the city. Today we are the only independent non-profit organization championing quality open space for all New Yorkers.

New Yorkers for Parks conducts research and develops tangible policy recommendations around our findings related to park development, management and sustainability. 

Using this research as a foundation for our advocacy campaigns, NY4P drives both immediate actions and long-term policies that protect and enhance the city’s vast network of parks, ensure adequate and equitable distribution of open space resources to all neighborhoods, and inform and empower communities throughout New York City to advocate for their open space needs. 

To support our efforts, NY4P builds and maintains strategic partnerships with government officials and agencies, local parks groups and conservancies, academic institutions, and other key stakeholders in the public and private sectors. 

Our signature public program, The Daffodil Project has planted over 8 million bulbs across the city as a living memorial to the victims on 9/11, and is a powerful tool for community engagement.