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Trainings & Resources

Join us at one of our many free and open to the public workshops offered year-round! They are a great way to meet, network, and learn the skills needed to get involved with, build, or sustain your park group.

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

Partnerships Academy: Partnerships Academy workshops are currently being held online. Please scroll down for details. 

Partnerships Academy Fellowship: The 2020 Partnerships Academy Fellowship is being assessed. Please check back for details. 

For more information please email partnershipsforparks@parks.nyc.gov or sign-up for our e-newsletter to receive up-to-date information.

PARTNERSHIPS ACADEMY WORKSHOPS

Join us at one of our many free and open to the public workshops offered year-round! They are a great way to meet, network, and learn the skills needed to get involved with, build, or sustain your park group.

Just getting started? Attend our next introductory workshop: Get Involved with Your Park to learn more about Partnerships for Parks and how you can make a difference in your neighborhood green space.

Other workshop topics include:

  • Working with elected officials
  • Fundraising
  • Getting to know NYC Parks
  • Group development

And more!

VIEW PREVIOUSLY RECORDED WEBINARS

Get Involved with Your Park
Get Involved with Your Park

An overview of Partnerships for Parks and how to support your local green space.

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Spring Into Action: Planning Safe Park Events During COVID-19
Spring Into Action: Planning Safe Park Events During COVID-19

Learn the necessary steps to plan safe programs in your park this summer and fall.

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Finding Your Group Structure
Finding Your Group Structure

Learn which structure is best for your community group.

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Partnerships Academy Fellowship

We invite our partners to apply to our six-month long fellowship program. The training program is geared towards groups that are ready for the next step in their park group development.

Fellowship cohort receives tailored support and learns how to:

  • Define goals
  • Develop an action plan
  • Monitor and evaluate progress    

Important Dates:
(Please check back as we readjust the fellowship timeline to support a virtual experience.)

  • Information session: TBA
  • Application: Available soon

Learn more: Request an individual consultation here

People Make Parks

Your voice can make a difference and we are excited to help equip you with the right skills and tools to conduct park visioning. The People Make Parks project helps you to engage your local community in planning for the future of your park.

Learn how to gather and share public input with NYC Parks so your ideas can inform park design and programming.

2020 Community Visioning Cohort 

Participate in a series of five trainings that will build community engagement skills and prepare your neighborhood group to lead participatory activities and develop priorities for your local park.

Want to learn more? Contact us here.

UPCOMING EVENTS

SUPPORT CITY PARKS FOUNDATION

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.