2013 CONFERENCE

On November 16, 2013 Partnerships for Parks hosted its second annual citywide conference held by and for community groups and park supporters. The event brought together hundreds of attendees who learned about how NYC’s community park groups improve quality of life and strengthen our neighborhoods.

Current park group leaders networked, met experts, and learned tips they can use immediately to support their efforts, while newcomers learned about what resources Partnerships for Parks has to offer to help them get involved with their community parks.


Click here to watch a short video from the conference.


Click here for the detailed conference program.


To see photos from the Conference, click through to our Facebook page HERE.


Thanks for making our afternoon workshop sessions so energetic and well attended! We know that many of you were interested in many of the topics being offered, so we have posted all of the workshop handouts below.


Gardening From the Ground Up


Raise Your Profile! Media Coverage and Marketing for Community Park Groups


Getting Green $ for Green Space


Ten Secrets of Successful Community Park Groups


People Make Parks: Community Design of Green Space


All You Need to Know About 501(c)3 Status and Fiscal Sponsorship



Strong communities make NYC great. But what makes our communities strong? When New Yorkers use NYC’s parks and green spaces as places to celebrate, recreate, and learn, neighborhoods become vibrant communities. Since 1995, Partnerships for Parks has been supporting these park-related community groups to help make NYC thrive. Partnerships for Parks is an innovative joint program of the nonprofit City Parks Foundation and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. We strengthen our diverse, growing network of dedicated park volunteers and groups by creating opportunities for them to celebrate their parks and accomplishments, access resources, become more effective leaders in their communities, and work with government to affect decisions about their parks. To learn more visit: www.PartnershipsforParks.org