We connect teachers, students and families through hands-on classroom, after school and teacher-training programs in parks, schools and Recreation Centers across New York City. Annually, our programs reach 7,500 students and community members and 600 teachers.

When school is out, Teen PASS offers exceptional Parks, Arts, Science and Sports clubs tailored to the interests and talents of 6th - 8th graders. With funding and support from the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development, Teen PASS can be found in Red Hook Recreation Center, Faber Park Field House and Westside Collaborative middle school.
Seeds to Trees, an in-school program in targeted neighborhoods, introduces NYC children to urban ecology and nature through a distinctive combination of hands-on classroom activities, unparalleled field experiences and expert teacher training – all lead by our skilled environmental educators.
During this intensive credit-bearing apprenticeship, high school students capture the landscape, wildlife and how resources are being used through photography and videography in NYC Parks.
This innovative program encourages girls to excel in the sciences and realize their potential to create change within the natural environment and their own lives.
City Parks Foundation’s four Learning Gardens are outdoor classrooms that provide vibrant green space for learning about horticulture, science, and food justice in densely populated neighborhoods.
This intensive summer camp program pushes 2nd-8th graders to discover the wonders of our aquatic ecosystems through workshops in parks along the waterfront, focused on habitats, water quality, restoration, and preservation.