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 PfP 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.
On March 13, 2018, Partnerships for Parks will present seven awards at the 2017 It’s My Park Awards Reception. One organization will be selected to receive each award:
2017 Bronx Golden Trowel Award
2017 Brooklyn Golden Trowel Award
2017 Manhattan Golden Trowel Award
2017 Queens Golden Trowel Award
2017 Staten Island Golden Trowel Award
2017 Community Parks Initiative Award
2017 Tim Tompkins Leadership Award
Each year, community partners are invited to nominate themselves or a peer for the It’s My Park Awards. The nomination period for this year’s awards ended on January 28, 2018.
Nominations are vetted and reviewed by a recommendation committee and selected by PfP leadership. In selecting the award recipients, consideration is given to the nominee’s accomplishments in 2017 and the merit of the nomination(s).
Requirements for nominees include:
Award recipients for our 2016 It’s My Park Awards included the following outstanding groups:
BronxWorks / Healthy & Livable Mott Haven Partnership
Friends of Brownsville Parks
Sutton Place Parks Conservancy
Astoria Park Alliance
Friends of Kivlehan Park
Loving the Bronx