At the annual It’s My Park Awards Reception, Partnerships for Parks honors partners who demonstrate exceptional leadership and commitment to their local parks through service, advocacy, and collaboration.
Our award recipients embody the mission and vision of Partnerships for Parks by effectively partnering with local residents and decision makers to transform their parks and green spaces into dynamic community assets, build long-term investment in public space, and strengthen the social fabric of our neighborhoods.
Each spring, one organization is selected to receive each award:
Bronx Golden Trowel Award
Brooklyn Golden Trowel Award
Manhattan Golden Trowel Award
Queens Golden Trowel Award
Staten Island Golden Trowel Award
Rookie of the Year Award (new for 2018)
Tim Tompkins Leadership Award
Each year, community partners are invited to nominate themselves or a peer for the It’s My Park Awards. Nominations for this year’s awards ended on February 3, 2019.
Nominations are vetted and reviewed by a recommendation committee and selected by Partnerships for Parks leadership. In selecting the award recipients, consideration is given to the nominee’s accomplishments in 2018 and the merit of the nomination(s).
Requirements for nominees include: