Join thousands of New Yorkers who come together each year to volunteer and celebrate their neighborhood parks and public spaces through the It's My Park program!
The It’s My Park program engages over 400 groups annually in hands-on service projects and events throughout the five boroughs.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Partnerships for Parks
invites organizations to get involved in It's My Park
volunteer projects and free cultural events in their neighborhood parks. Partnerships for Parks holds It's My Park
service projects year-round in all five boroughs, and celebrates the season during our Highlight Weekend in May and It's My Park Awards Reception
in November. Here are a few examples of the types of service projects that you can join:
- Clean up litter in parks, along shorelines, and around greenstreets
- Rake leaves, mulch garden beds, plant bulbs, and care for tree pits
- Paint benches, fencing, park houses, or comfort stations in playgrounds or parks
Many It’s My Park
service projects also feature fun, free events for the whole family, including tennis lessons, face painting, historic house tours, nature walks, and much more!
HOW TO GET INVOLVED?
LEAD A PROJECT
Individuals or organizations who are currently working with a Partnerships for Parks Coordinator can apply to plan and lead a volunteer service project and/or event in their local park. Review the Project Leader Guidelines and Application
JOIN A PROJECT
Get involved! Partnerships for Parks organizes It's My Park projects throughout the year. On Saturday, May 16
, during IMP Highlight Weekend, more than one hundred community groups that Partnerships for Parks works with throughout the year will be leading service projects in their local parks. They would love your help! Search online
for a project near you – all projects listed online are open to the public and walk-ons are welcome. If you would like to volunteer with a large group (10+ people), please submit a request
to Partnerships for Parks.
Important: Due to the growing popularity of It's My Park and limited project supplies, all corporate, school, and nonprofit groups must contact Partnerships for Parks to inquire about available volunteer projects.