CityParks Play plays a central role in activating City Parks Foundation’s mission to create vibrant and healthy urban communities through dynamic free sports programs in parks across New York City. Our free sports programs transform parks into centers for recreation. We provide free instruction, coaching and equipment to more than 12,000 kids, ages 6 to 17, in nearly 70 locations citywide.
We help kids stay active, develop athletic skills, and make new friends.
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Our tennis programs promotes physical fitness while building self-confidence through free tennis instruction. Opportunities for kids of all levels across 38 citywide parks include free beginner lessons, tournaments, leagues, excellence programs and special events with tennis professionals.
Our summer youth golf program introduces beginners to the basic skills of the game. After completing the introductory program, all are invited to continue to learn and play at local public golf courses and at the CityParks Junior Golf Center in Brooklyn or at the Golf Center Annex in Queens.
Our Junior Golf Center, located next to the Dyker Beach public golf course in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, offers free instruction and use of equipment for all ability levels, practice time, educational workshops and weekly tournaments.
Practice facilities at the Golf Center are open to New York City residents ages 7-17, with levels ranging from Beginner, Intermediate, and Academy level. Free membership includes the use of junior clubs and practice areas, invitations to special golf events, and discounts on equipment.
Our soccer pros are here to share their love of the game, using fun exercises and drills to help teach kids the basics of soccer. Our coaches will be joined by those from the NYC Football Club to teach kids how to pass, dribble, and kick through informal play and instruction. At the end of the program, select participants are invited to compete in a one-day tournament.
At City Parks Foundation, our mission is to create vibrant and healthy urban communities for all New Yorkers. Everyday Play is a free, 5-day per week multi-sport program for kids in the summer. The program lets kids dabble in our programs like track and field, tennis, golf, soccer and more.
Generous private support for CityParks Play is provided by The Thompson Family Foundation, The New York Community Trust – George and Valerie Delacorte Fund, The Linda B. and Howard S. Stern Family Foundation, L+M Development Partners, Aviation Development Council, the Venable Foundation, Randall’s Island Park Alliance, and the Irwin Weiner Charitable Foundation. Generous public support is provided by the NYC Council under the leadership of Speaker Corey Johnson. In partnership with NYC Parks.
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.