On November 16, 2013 approximately 350 New Yorkers came to support and celebrate their local parks at the second annual Partnerships for Parks Conference. Held at New York University School of Law, current park group leaders had the chance to network, meet experts, and learn tips they can use immediately to support their efforts, while newcomers learned about the resources Partnerships for Parks has to offer to help them get involved with their community parks. The conference concluded with a reception and awards ceremony, where select groups from throughout the five boroughs were honored for their contributions to New York City’s green spaces. The Golden Trowel award was given out to recognize groups’ commitment to enacting change in neighborhood parks through superb community activism.
Check out the video below to get an inside look at this year’s Conference!