NYC Parks and Open Data
Parks uses data to help run our agency – from guiding how we clean our parks and where we plant a tree, to how we permit places to play or manage our natural environment. Through NYC Open Data, we share our data to help you understand how NYC Parks works.
About NYC Open Data
Through NYC Open Data, we invite anyone, anytime, and anywhere to engage with the information produced by New York City’s government. Open data enables and empowers New Yorkers to better understand how your City works, and what is happening in your neighborhood, schools, streets and parks.
To learn more about NYC Open Data or to find our agency’s open data feeds, please visit the City’s Open Data website.
Featured Open Data Sets
We’ve selected some data sets that may be of use to you. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Head to the City’s Open Data website to find a comprehensive list of data sets managed by our agency and other New York City agencies.
List of Parks Properties
This dataset identifies City property under the jurisdiction of NYC Parks, which may be managed partially or solely by the Agency.
List of Athletic Facilities
This dataset contains facilities that were designed specifically with sports in mind, including both facilities that can be permitted for athletic activity and some fields or courts that are not available for permitting.
Tree-Related Work Data
Through our Forestry Management System, or ForMS, we track tree related maintenance and planting work, including street tree planting, and mature tree pruning and removal. The system includes service requests, inspections, and work orders related to all tree work.
List of Preserves and Natural Areas
More than 10,000 acres of NYC parkland are natural areas containing forest, woodland, freshwater wetland and salt marsh ecosystems. This dataset identifies areas in NYC Parks with the most significant natural habitat.
Cleaning Work Data
This data set tracks the daily tasks of cleaning work performed by our mobile crews and fixed/split post staff.
Work Order Tracking Data
The Asset Management Parks System, or AMPS, tracks work completed by specialized staff or crews, including tradespeople. This data collection can be used to understand what repairs are completed at a park, and when those repairs are done.
The information contained in this data collection is also summarized annually as part of a Park Maintenance Report. The information contained in this report, as well as summaries dating back to fiscal year 2016 is found at the bottom of our Reports and Archives page.
Park Inspection Data
Through our Park Inspection Program, or PIP, we generate frequent, random, and detailed inspections of our parks and playgrounds. This data set contains the results of this comprehensive, outcome-based performance measurement system.
Capital Project Tracker Data
At any given time, there are more than 500 active capital projects taking place throughout the city. General information regarding completed, active, and planned Capital Projects, including phase and status updates, is available on the Capital Project Tracker.
Construction Permit Data
Construction work that takes place in or near parkland requires a permit from our Interagency Coordination team. This data set tracks external Capital projects which impact parkland and indicates Parks facilities that are scheduled to be taken out of public use during this work.