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Parks Inspection Program

Objective

The Parks Inspection Program (PIP) is a comprehensive, outcome-based performance measurement system that generates frequent, random, and detailed inspections of our parks and playgrounds. Administered by the Operations and Management Planning (OMP) division, this program provides Parks & Recreation management, elected officials, and the public with a broad indicator of the condition of NYC parks. The program has been designed to reflect conditions encountered by the public when using Parks facilities.

Inspections

A team of trained inspectors uses handheld computers and digital cameras to conduct approximately 6,000 inspections per year. Each site receives a rating of "Acceptable" or "Unacceptable" based upon the condition of specific park features.

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Current Citywide and Borough Inspection Data

Citywide Inspection Summary

  Current Month
(August 01,2014-August 31,2014)
  Fiscal Year to Date
(July 01,2014-August 31,2014)
 
Overall Condition
Cleanliness
Overall Condition
Cleanliness
Acceptable 85.4%   91.0%   83.9%   90.8%

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Bronx Inspection Summary

  Current Month
(August 01,2014-August 31,2014)
  Fiscal Year to Date
(July 01,2014-August 31,2014)
 
Overall Condition
Cleanliness
Overall Condition
Cleanliness
Acceptable 89.1%   95.0%   85.8%   92.1%

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Brooklyn Inspection Summary

  Current Month
(August 01,2014-August 31,2014)
  Fiscal Year to Date
(July 01,2014-August 31,2014)
 
Overall Condition
Cleanliness
Overall Condition
Cleanliness
Acceptable 82.4%   89.3%   82.2%   89.4%

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Manhattan Inspection Summary

  Current Month
(August 01,2014-August 31,2014)
  Fiscal Year to Date
(July 01,2014-August 31,2014)
 
Overall Condition
Cleanliness
Overall Condition
Cleanliness
Acceptable 79.2%   87.7%   80.3%   88.9%

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Queens Inspection Summary

  Current Month
(August 01,2014-August 31,2014)
  Fiscal Year to Date
(July 01,2014-August 31,2014)
 
Overall Condition
Cleanliness
Overall Condition
Cleanliness
Acceptable 87.3%   90.8%   84.6%   90.9%

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Staten Island Inspection Summary

  Current Month
(August 01,2014-August 31,2014)
  Fiscal Year to Date
(July 01,2014-August 31,2014)
 
Overall Condition
Cleanliness
Overall Condition
Cleanliness
Acceptable 95.1%   95.1%   90.1%   95.6%

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Ratings Determination

Site ratings are derived from the assessment of up to sixteen features, grouped into one of three categories: Cleanliness Features, Landscape Features, and Structural Features. When a park is inspected, each feature is evaluated and is deemed either "Acceptable" or "Unacceptable" by PIP inspectors. The four cleanliness features are used to determine each park's Cleanliness rating while all sixteen features are used to determine the Overall Condition.

Park Elements

The PIP Inspection Team  inspects and reports on park elements such as flags and signs, determining whether any are missing, damaged, faded, or worn.  In addition, the OMP Inspectors determine whether water features, such as comfort stations, spray showers, and drinking fountains, are in service and available to the public.

Results

The Parks Department uses the PIP ratings to hold itself accountable to the highest standards of cleanliness, safety, and structural conditions. In addition, these ratings are used to target problem-areas and to utilize limited resources more effectively. PIP ratings are also reported each year in the Mayor's Management Report, providing city officials with a measure of the overall condition of the City's parks. Renewed focus on the Parks Inspection Program has been one of the agency's major initiatives since 1994.

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