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It's My Park

Volunteers painting a park bench

Join thousands of New Yorkers who come together each year to volunteer and celebrate their neighborhood parks and public spaces through It's My Park. The It’s My Park projects below 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.

It's My Park is presented by Partnerships for Parks, a joint program of NYC Parks and the City Parks Foundation.

 

It's My Park Events

Friday, May 1, 2015

May 1

It's My Park at SoHo Square

at SoHo Square , Manhattan

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, come and join other volunteers to spruce up this park now that winter is over! Help paint benches, tend to tree pits and give the square a spring clean!
Free!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

May 2

It's My Park at Westerleigh Park

at Westerleigh Park , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Friends of Westerleigh Park to help clean, rake, and weed the entrance gardens at Westerleigh Park.
Free!

May 2

It's My Park Day at Westerleigh Park

at Westerleigh Park , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
On It's My Park Day, the Friends of Westerleigh Park will be cleaning around the park. Volunteers will help rake the leaves. Enjoy a day with the Friends of…
Free!

May 2

It's My Park at Harmony Park

at Entrance at Hattie Jones Court (in Harmony Park) , Brooklyn

9:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, please come out and join Harmony Park Homeownwers Association as they clean and spruce up the park.
Free!

May 2

It's My Park at Kissena Corridor Park

at Rachel Carson Playground (in Kissena Corridor Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Kissena Corridor Park Conservancy for a general cleanup along Colden Ave.
Free!

May 2

It's My Park at the 122nd St Green Street

at Manhattan Avenue and 122nd Street , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, join the residents of 530 Manhattan Avenue as they conduct a general cleanup, spread mulch, and plant flowers in the green street.
Free!

May 2

It's My Park at Painter's Playground

at The Painter's Playground , Queens

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Parent Association of PS174Q to help clean up, rake leaves, and spruce up Painter's Playground in Forest Hills.
Free!

May 2

It's My Park at Claremont Park

at Claremont Gazebo (in Claremont Park) , Bronx

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Parks Department gardening team on Saturday mornings to do landscape maintenance at Claremont Park.
Free!

May 2

It's My Park at Fort Greene Park

at Fort Greene Park , Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, Stoked Mentoring will volunteer in Fort Greene Park to rake leaves and spread woodchips along walking trails. Please note that registration for this site is full.
Free!

May 2

It's My Park at Ranaqua Park

at Ranaqua Park , Bronx

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Fieldston School to help clean, sweep, paint, and rake at Ranaqua Park.
Free!

May 2

It's My Park at Sherry Dog Run

at Sherry Park (in Sherry Dog Run) , Queens

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Friends of the Sherry Park Dog Run to help clean, weed and plant at Sherry Park. Volunteers are also needed to paint benches.
Free!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

May 3

It's My Park at Corlears Hook Park

at Corlears Hook Park , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, come along on this date to Corlears Hook Park to join in a park clean-up and kids' activities!
Free!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

May 5

It's My Park at Claremont Park

at Claremont Park , Bronx

9:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteers from BuildOn and Mott Hall High School will be cleaning, raking, and weeding at Claremont Park. Please note that volunteer registration for this site is full.
Free!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

May 6

It's My Park at Donnellan Square

at Donnellan Square , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, please join the West Harlem Community Preservation Organization conduct a general clean-up in Donnellan Square. Please bring your own gloves if able.
Free!

May 6

It's My Park at St. Mary's Park

at St. Anns Avenue and East 149th Street (in St. Mary's Park) , Bronx

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Fieldston School to sweep, rake, and remove litter at St Mary's Park.
Free!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

May 7

It's My Park at McLaughlin Park

at McLaughlin Park , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

10:30 a.m.1:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, the GreenWorks Team will be caring for the McLaughlin Park garden beds. Please note that volunteer registration for this site is full.
Free!

Saturday, May 9, 2015

May 9

It's My Park at Randall's Island Park

at Icahn Stadium (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Randall's Island Park Alliance as they help clean up the shoreline!
Free!

May 9

It's My Park at Forest Park

at Dog Run (in Forest Park) , Queens

9:00 a.m.1:00 a.m.
This It's My Park season K9 Korral Inc. Dog Run and Eagle Scout Troop 45 of Woodside will volunteer with the Forest Park Trust to help clean, rake leaves, weed and remove debris.
Free!

May 9

It's My Park at Powell's Cove Park

at Dirt path (in Powell's Cove Park) , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Coastal Preservation Network to help clean up the waterfront at Powell's Cove Park.
Free!

May 9

It's My Park at Doughboy Plaza

at Doughboy Plaza , Queens

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This It's My Park Season students and families at Thomas J. Mccann IS. 125 will be beautifying the park at Doughboy Plaza.
Free!

May 9

It's My Park at Conference House Park

at Bottom of Rockaway Street (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Please join NYC Parks alongside Natural Resources Protective Association, as we plant native beach grasses on the berms along the beach.
Free!

May 9

It's My Park at the Street Trees on 33rd Street

at E 33rd Street and 2nd Avenue , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join the tree stewards of the 1 Tree/1 Steward of 18 Trees Kips Bay Neighborhood Association as the group brings some TLC (Tender Loving Care) to its 18 beloved street trees.
Free!

May 9

It's My Park at MacDonald Park

at MacDonald Park Entrance (in MacDonald Park) , Queens

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of MacDonald Park to help clean, rake, weed, paint and generally spruce up MacDonald Park in Forest Hills.
Free!

May 9

It's My Park at Claremont Park

at Claremont Gazebo (in Claremont Park) , Bronx

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with NYC Parks' gardening team on Saturday mornings to do landscape maintenance at Claremont Park.
Free!

May 9

It's My Park at St. Mary's Park

at St. Anns Avenue and East 149th Street (in St. Mary's Park) , Bronx

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Changing the Odds to help clean, sweep, and rake at St Mary's Park.
Free!

May 9

It's My Park at Thomas Greene Playground

at Park Entrance on Douglas Street (in Thomas Greene Playground) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, join the Friends of Thomas Greene Park to help clean and mulch our planted beds. There will be snacks and lemonade for the community!
Free!

May 9

It's My Park at Brower Park

at Entrance at Brooklyn Avenue and Prospect Place (in Brower Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Friends of Brower Park to help care for Brower Park. Volunteers are needed to mulch, weed, and plant the butterfly garden and tree beds.
Free!

May 9

It's My Park at Valentino Pier

at Valentino Pier , Brooklyn

2:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.
This It's My Park Season, join the Red Hook Boaters and Riverkeeper for the Riverkeeper Sweep! Volunteers will clean the waterfront beach and rocks, removing washed up litter.
Free!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

May 10

It's My Park at Ranaqua Park

at Ranaqua Park , Bronx

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Fieldston School to help clean, sweep, paint, and rake at Ranaqua Park.
Free!

May 10

It's My Park at East River Esplanade

at 96th Street and FDR Drive (in East River Esplanade) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
This spring's It's My Park project will include clean up, scraping, and painting of the railing and planting.
Free!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

May 14

It's My Park at McLaughlin Park

at McLaughlin Park , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

10:15 a.m.1:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, the GreenWorks Team will be caring for the McLaughlin Park garden beds. Please note that volunteer registration for this site is full.
Free!

Friday, May 15, 2015

May 15

It's My Park at St. James Park

at St. James Park , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

9:30 a.m.12:15 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteers from the Friends of St. James Park will be cleaning, raking, and painting. Please note that volunteer registration for this site is full.
Free!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

May 16

It's My Park at Collyer Brothers Park

at Collyer Brothers Park (in ) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, join the Harlem Fifth Avenue Association to help conduct a general cleanup and plant annuals and perennials at Collyer Brother's Park.
Free!

May 16

It's My Park at Astoria Heights Playground

at 46th Street and 30th Road (in Astoria Heights Playground) , Queens

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, come on out and join the Friends of Astoria Heights Park for family friendly health and fitness fun.
Free!

May 16

It's My Park at Convent Garden

at Convent Garden , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, join the Convent Garden Community Association for their annual spring clean-up to rake, weed, and plant annuals throughout the garden.
Free!

May 16

It's My Park at Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Malls

at West 152nd Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard , Manhattan

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, join the Friends of the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard Malls for their annual spring clean-up and planting event.
Free!

May 16

It's My Park at Columbus Park

at Worth and Baxter Streets (in Columbus Park) , Manhattan

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, join the Parks gardener and some regular volunteers as they plant flowers for the summer in Columbus Park!
Free!

Saturday, May 30, 2015

May 30

It's My Park Day at Prospect Park

at 16th Street Entrance (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
On It’s My Park Day, volunteers will gear up with brooms, shovels, rakes, paint brushes, and trash grabbers to tackle a major cleanup effort in Prospect Park.
Free!

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