With Spring Comes More Grants for Local Park Groups

04.20.16 | No Comments
Despite the cold’s feeble attempts to overstay its welcome, spring is finally here. Public spaces citywide are now full of sprouting buds and blooming flowers, and greenery is replacing the once barren, colorless winter landscape. Coinciding with the city’s spring transformation, a record number of Capacity Fund Grants were just awarded to community park stewards.

Learn More About Spring Blooms

04.11.16 | No Comments
Remember when we taught you how to plant tulips in October? They are in full bloom! Read up on our most popular spring blooms below and get outside to enjoy those gorgeous park gardens and the wonderful spring weather.

Plan for Your Park, Better Your Future

04.04.16 | No Comments
The Community Parks Initiative (CPI) aims to rebuild historically under-resourced parks and playgrounds throughout the city to create thriving community spaces. But what is a thriving community space? To find out how communities defined “thriving community spaces,” NYC Parks hosted capital scope meetings to ask New Yorkers about what they envisioned for their local parks.

Five Reasons Your Team Should Volunteer

03.31.16 | No Comments
It is empowering to volunteer your time to causes you care about. Volunteering can not only positively impact your personal life but your professional life as well. The rapidly growing field of corporate social responsibility encourages businesses to engage with their local communities while also teaching skill building with employees.

Grassroots Community Grants Kickstart Compost Projects in Local Parks

03.15.16 | No Comments
Tucked away in the southeast corner of Sunset Park is an unassuming, wooden structure that Sunset Park Compost Project members Cynthia Lamb and Amelia Estrada hope will reduce waste in their local park.

What do you want in your park?

03.07.16 | No Comments
Not many people know that their voices matter when it comes to their local park. NYC Parks Community Parks Initiative works with the community to facilitate conversations around park redesigns.

Why volunteers are vital to NYC Parks

02.17.16 | No Comments
Partnerships for Parks works with thousands of people annually through the It’s My Park program, helping to improve local parks through service projects that create meaningful volunteer experiences. Each It’s My Park project is approved and supported by an NYC Parks Recreation Manager (PRM). A PRM is responsible for the daily maintenance of parks in his/her districts, in addition to managing event permitting and execution as well as long-term planning for capital improvements.

SummerStage alumni win big at the Grammys

02.16.16 | No Comments
We are excited and proud to announce that 14 SummerStage alumni took home GRAMMYs last night during the awards ceremony. Congrats to all of the winners!

Over 29K in Grants Awarded to 33 Parks Groups

02.01.16 | No Comments
Partnerships for Parks awarded $29,285 to 33 community groups and organizations for the October 2015 Capacity Fund Grant round.

JGC Player Competes in Elite Golf Tournament

01.20.16 | No Comments
After the 2015 summer season had come to a close, I immediately realized I had just one more season left of my junior golf career.
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