Support for Park Groups

Outreach Coordinators

Want to start caring for your local park? Get started by joining the efforts of your local park 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 for your park by connecting you with the appropriate people and resources in your area. We work with hundreds of park groups who are actively engaged and invested in the care of their neighborhood park. These groups are engaged through beautification projects, community events, and advocating for the changes they want to see in their park. 

We help park groups 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 your Outreach Coordinator.


Catalyst Program

Catalyst is a long-term community development program, working in historically under-served NYC parks. Catalyst builds park communities, connecting people to NYC green spaces and increasing their capacity to sustain parks as a key component of resilient neighborhoods. Watch here to learn more about the Catalyst Program .   

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

Check our upcoming Catalyst events here.

Want to get involved? – Visit us on Facebook or Contact us to get connected.


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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