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.
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.
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.
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.
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.