Want a better or new park? Then learn about People Make Parks (PMP), a joint project of Partnerships for Parks and the nonprofit design firm the Hester Street Collaborative that teaches New Yorkers how to become effective collaborators with NYC Park’s around park design. In two short videos, the founder of Friends of Gulick Park on Manhattan’s Lower Eastside shares his tips for starting a People Make Parks project and working with PMP visioning tools.
Parks are truly democratic spaces where people from all cultures and communities can relax and play together for free. In a new guide, prepared by PfP for the Immigrants and Parks Collaborative, we offer our recommendations for how to ensure that members of immigrant communities are included in your group’s park advocacy, stewardship, and programming efforts.
There will be hundreds of new residents in Western Queens: street trees! And in the communities of Astoria, Woodside, Long Island City, and Sunnyside, community members are stepping up to care for these newcomers and ensure their longevity for many springs to come with the Greening Western Queens project.