Need to build work experience? Volunteer!

05.13.16 | No Comments
Nowadays, it’s tough for the new generation of kids to land their first job due to the fact that employers typically want to hire people with some grade of experience. However, don’t let that discourage you from having volunteer opportunities listed in your resume as a valuable resource.

CityParks Golf Classic Results

05.11.16 | No Comments
Congratulations to all the foursomes at CityParks Golf Classic at Trump Golf Links, Ferry Point on May 9. The competition could not have been any closer– a single stroke separated the top 4 foursomes requiring a reference to the PGA rules to determine the final leaderboard!

It’s My Park Just Got Some More Helping Hands

05.10.16 | No Comments
Partnerships for Parks has a lot of exciting stuff happening this month including new staff members and over 160 It’s My Park projects planned! Each of the five boroughs welcomed a Volunteer Program Assistant who will support the upcoming It’s My Park season.

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.
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