We work hand-in-hand with communities across the city to support local parks and green spaces.

Outreach Coordinators

Want to start caring for your local park? You can join the efforts of a local community group or create one of your own! Our team of outreach coordinators are here to help you get started on your idea, project, or vision by connecting you with the appropriate people and resources in your area. We work with hundreds of community groups who are actively engaged and invested in the care of neighborhood parks through beautification projects, community events, and advocating for the changes they want to see.

We help community groups dedicated to parks with group formation and structure, connecting to resources and opportunities, project planning support, navigating NYC Parks processes and City government, general goal setting, and much more.

Get Started!Contact us to get in touch with an outreach coordinator.


Catalyst Program

Catalyst is a long-term community engagement program, working in historically under-served NYC parks. Catalyst helps build community around local parks, connecting people to NYC green spaces and increasing their capacity to sustain parks as a key component of resilient neighborhoods.

What can community impact look like?

Current Sites:

  • Aqueduct Walk
  • Devoe Park
  • Washington’s Walk
  • St. Andrew’s Playground
  • Tompkinsville Park
  • Washington’s Walk
  • Mahoney Playground
  • Jackie Robinson Park Playground
  • Saratoga Park
  • Corporal Thompson Park


At City Parks Foundation, our mission is to encourage New Yorkers to use their neighborhood parks by offering free environmental education, arts, sports, and community-building programs that bring people into their local green spaces. Please give now if you can—we know that city parks will continue to thrive when all New Yorkers get involved.

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