Volunteer: It's My Park

Because of COVID-19, City Parks Foundation is taking precautionary measures in all of our programs.

As part of the City’s response to slow the spread of the virus in areas with increasing positivity rates, we will be postponing It’s My Park starting Friday, October 9th at parks in red or orange zones on the City’s COVID-19 Zone Finder. To determine if you are in one of the restricted zones, contact us at

We will continue to assess the situation and provide further updates in the coming weeks. We appreciate your patience. Scroll down to learn about individual opportunities, group and corporate volunteering, or how to lead an It’s My Park project.

You can also connect with your outreach coordinator or Catalyst organizer, or join our email list to get the most up-to-date information and learn what opportunities are available at this time.



Help care for parks across the city by lending a hand to beautify a neighborhood green space. It’s My Park offers opportunities to give back by cleaning, painting, weeding, planting, and more.

We connect you to a network of volunteers who are sustaining local park communities by providing the resources to make a tangible, lasting difference.

Whether you’re looking to help out in your neighborhood park, volunteer as a group, or lead your own It’s My Park project, take the next step and make an IMP-act!

Individual Opportunities

Join one of our many upcoming It’s My Park projects as an individual or family. Projects across the city need volunteers like you! Search for an upcoming opportunity in your neighborhood here.

Group & Corporate Volunteering

Request to have an It’s My Park project planned for your company, school, religious institution, civic or alumni association. Volunteering together is an enriching team building experience and great way to give back to a local park. Click here to complete your group’s request form.

Lead an It’s My Park Project

Hosting your own It’s My Park project is an opportunity available to the many local park groups that Partnerships for Parks supports throughout the year. Our dedicated, local park group stewards can click here to access their It’s My Park Project Leader Application.

Want to learn more? Contact us here.



Partnerships for Parks honors partners who demonstrate exceptional leadership and commitment to their local parks through service, advocacy, and collaboration. Our award recipients embody the mission and vision of PfP by effectively partnering with local residents and decision makers to transform their parks and green spaces into dynamic community assets, build long-term investment in public space, and strengthen the social fabric of our neighborhoods.

Award recipients for our 2019 It’s My Park Awards included the following outstanding groups:

Upcoming Events


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 stay healthy. Please give now if you can so that we can be back in parks soon.