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PlaNYC at Parks

On Earth Day of 2007, Mayor Michael Bloomberg unveiled PlaNYC, an ambitious and practical plan to make New York America´s first sustainable city. As part of his plan, he has pledged to create more open spaces, ensuring that all New Yorkers live within a 10 minute walk of a park.

Despite the addition of more than 300 acres of new parkland in the last five years, New York City has less open space per person than almost any other major city in America. With the vision and resources provided by PlaNYC, the Department of Parks and Recreation will launch the most ambitious parks program in half a century, creating new open spaces and expanding the city´s urban forest.

Making existing sites available to more New Yorkers

Schoolyards to Playgrounds: open schoolyards across the city as public playgrounds.

Greening the Cityscape

MillionTreesNYC: plant and protect one million new trees over ten years.

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