Since 1995, Partnerships for Parks has been working side-by-side with communities across New York City to sustain parks through greening, beautifying, and programming. Join us at a series of year-round events, sign up for our newsletter, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates. Share your own photos with us using the hashtag #wearepfp.
In the wake of the fiscal crisis of the 70’s, New York City green spaces were struggling. Severe budget cuts to city services hit parks particularly hard, and they became neglected and dangerous. Community park groups formed to reclaim these local parks and transform them into thriving community spaces. In 1995, Partnerships for Parks was founded to support these groups and grow this movement. Today, we support almost 600 groups working across the city. We offer grants and training, tools and supplies, and staff support to ensure communities can do the essential work of caring for New York City’s precious green spaces. Join us to celebrate our 25th anniversary and help envision the future at one of our upcoming events.
Come out to Partnerships for Parks’ Borough Connections workshops to help shape the direction PfP will take in the future. Mingle with other community members, neighborhood leaders, and NYC Parks staff; hear from expert speakers in park advocacy, and participate in community visioning activities to let your voice be heard!
Our first Borough Connections workshop in Manhattan is postponed. Please check back for updates. Details for other boroughs to follow.
Enjoy a fun evening of networking with other NYC green space enthusiasts, as well as NYC organizations and agencies with resources to share. Refreshments included.
Details to follow.
View Partnerships for Parks’ first gallery exhibit exploring the history of PfP through the stories of 25 community groups who have worked in NYC green spaces over the last 25 years. Through photography and mixed media, the exhibition will show the transformation possible when communities come together in their local parks and green spaces to affect change. The exhibition will open on Wednesday, September 16, and be on view through Friday, November 13, at the Arsenal Gallery at 830 5th Ave in Central Park in Manhattan, New York, NY.
Details to follow.
We kicked off our 25th anniversary year with a special It’s My Park Awards Reception. We honored both longstanding and newly formed community groups who embody the mission and vision of PfP by working collaboratively to transform their parks into thriving community spaces.
Check out the winners here.
We bring New Yorkers together in their parks by offering free programs. Although our programming is temporarily suspended, parks remain open to find solace, to exercise, and to remain healthy. Please give now if you can so that we can be back in parks soon.