Give the Gift of Parks
This winter, make your gift a green one! New York City’s parks are the backyards for more than eight million New Yorkers. These green places to play and relax add to the quality of life for residents and visitors alike. NYC Parks is dedicated to maintaining and improving these havens throughout the five boroughs.
Honor Someone With the Gift of Parks
This holiday season, give the gift of parks in honor or in memory of a loved one. You can make a general donation to parks, or find out more information on how to adopt a bench or tree.
Give a gift in someone’s honor
Why Should I Donate?
Donations both large and small help support NYC Parks’ budget in a variety of ways. Check out how far your donation can go at NYC Parks - you'll be surprised!
It costs NYC Parks:
To teach one child water safety
To have an Urban Park Ranger lead a class of 35 students in a series of hands–on activities at a Nature Center
To plant one season of annuals (flowers) in a playground planting bed
To create a seasonal planting for a greeting garden
To purchase 250 toolkits to help volunteers take care of street trees
To purchase a pair of new backboards for a basketball court
To purchase an outdoor table tennis table
Make a Donation to a Specific Park
Make a donation of $5,000 or more to a specific park of your choice. Donations of $10,000 or more receive a Park sign for one year. Please call (212) 360-8144 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday or email AdoptAPark@parks.nyc.gov.
Your Online Donation is Tax-Deductible
The City Parks Foundation is the not–for–profit partner of the City of New York/Parks & Recreation and the fiscal sponsor for online donations made here. City Parks Foundation is a tax-exempt organization and under section 501(c)(3) of the federal tax code, your contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. City Parks Foundation will be named as the donation recipient on your statement.
Under no circumstances will donors receive special access to City officials or preferential treatment as a result of the donation.