Three to six weeks is required for most projects.
Our projects take place any day of the week between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. for a minimum of two hours (though a three-hour project is best).
We offer customized volunteer projects for groups of 20 people or more. Smaller groups should refer to open-to-the-public It’s My Park projects or can be connected to other group projects.
All youth must be supervised by adult chaperones (we require a 1:6 adult to youth ratio).
We offer hands-on beautification projects including litter pick-up and other debris removal, mulching, raking, or weeding. Planting and painting projects are sometimes available, and typically require a donation to purchase supplies.
We provide gloves, garbage bags, and reusable supplies such as rakes, grabbers, and wheelbarrows for all projects. Planting and painting projects typically require a donation to purchase supplies.
All participants are required to sign our volunteer and photo release waivers.
We require at least a 24-hour notice to inform all involved staff and reallocate supplies accordingly. Failure to notify us within this timeframe may impact your ability to plan future projects with Partnerships for Parks.
Partnerships for Parks is a joint program of City Parks Foundation and NYC Parks. All donations for supplies and administrative costs should be made payable to City Parks Foundation and are 100% tax-deductible.