Fundraising Events

By attending our annual special events, you help support our programs across New York City. Join us for an exclusive evening of musical at our Annual Gala Benefit in our Central Park flagship venue, a round of golf, or a night at the US Open Tennis Championship.

For more information on our fundraising events, please contact or call (212) 360-8185.


The annual City Parks Foundation Gala presented at SummerStage in Central Park helps raise significant funds to support our mission to offer free programs in parks throughout the five boroughs of New York City.

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In Memory of Philip M. Waterman, Jr.
The CityParks Golf Classic brings together professional athletes alongside avid golfers from the NYC business community in support of City Parks Foundation’s free sports programming and the youngsters we serve.

CityParks Play transforms New York City’s neighborhood parks into centers for recreation, providing free sports instruction for 12,000 kids ages 6 to 17 through golf, tennis, soccer, track & field, and fitness programs. Our unique, kids-only Junior Golf Center and Junior Golf Annex offer more advanced training and practice. We help kids stay active, develop athletic skills, learn self-confidence, practice good sportsmanship, and make new friends.

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City Parks Foundation welcomes guests to our annual CityParks Tennis Benefit. Chaired by Billie Jean King, this event includes a fundraising reception and chef-curated buffet dinner, along with premium tickets to attend US Open matches in Arthur Ashe Stadium that evening.

This benefit helps CityParks Tennis provide free tennis instruction and use of equipment to thousands of youth annually in more than 36 parks throughout the five boroughs.

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The annual Seniors Fitness Benefit, a reception and musical performance at a beautiful rooftop cocktail lounge, supports our Seniors Fitness program, which offers free tennis lessons, revitalizing yoga, and walking programs to seniors in parks throughout New York City.

CityParks Seniors Fitness promotes healthy minds and bodies by bringing our senior neighbors into their local parks for vital social interaction, life-changing physical activity, and community activities — all free of charge.