We work hand-in-hand with communities across the city to support our neighborhood green spaces. You can join a community group, create one of your own, design a publication or website, and much more. Our dedicated staff are here to support you every step of the way.
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 community engagement 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 a community engagement coordinator.
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?
Work with our art director to create a publication or website. More information will be available soon.
Through City Parks Foundation, we offer fiscal sponsorship to community groups supporting neighborhood parks and green spaces. Fiscal sponsorship allows community groups who do not have their 501c3 status to build their organizational and financial capacity without having to allocate the valuable time and resources required of a nonprofit organization. We are not accepting applications at this time.
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.