Beautify a neighborhood green space through It’s My Park (IMP)! IMP is our signature volunteer program engaging tens of thousands of volunteers each year in hands-on beautification projects throughout our city’s neighborhood parks. It is both a resource for community partners and a service for nonprofit and corporate groups to revitalize local green spaces through cleaning, painting, and gardening.
We strive to create an equitable park system by focusing on parks that need extra love.
Reach out to our Engagement Team to start planning a curated volunteer experience for your group of colleagues. Our program is designed to respond to community needs through impactful beautification efforts, while engaging employee volunteers in a unique and enriching team building experience. Stewardship activities range from gardening, painting park fixtures, shoreline cleanup and much more! Partnerships for Parks staff will match your group to a suitable project, plan the details from start to finish, and be there to lead the event.
Check out our events calendar for It’s My Park beautification projects that are open to the public. Simply drop by on the scheduled date and time (or register if required) and give back to a local community.
Lead an It’s My Park beautification project for your community group! Hosting a regular event in your area is a great way to bring neighbors together and promote stewardship for your local park.
Request an It’s My Park beautification project as a team-building experience for 20 or more members of your civic or alumni association, school, religious institution, or colleagues from a 501(c)(3) organization. Partnerships for Parks staff will match your group to a suitable project and be there to lead the event. For youth groups, please see below.
Request an It’s My Park beautification project as an educational experience and we’ll match your group to a suitable project and be there to lead the event. Interested in a seasonal commitment with your students? Join our Junior Litter League competition this fall and help care for local parks while learning about the importance of the environment and working towards fun prizes!
Generous private support is provided by the Altman Foundation, the Greenacre Foundation, and the MJS Foundation. Public support is provided by the NYC Council under the leadership of Speaker Adrienne Adams.
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.