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NYC Parks: Framework for an Equitable Future

Creating thriving public spaces for all New Yorkers

NYC Parks’ Framework for an Equitable Future is our commitment to creating thriving public spaces for all New Yorkers. This framework will strategically allocate resources; make our city cleaner, greener, and more resilient; incorporate substantial community and stakeholder engagement; and develop innovative and data-driven approaches to designing, planning, developing, and delivering services in our parks. We will protect the investment in parks that we have already made, and improve the quality, accessibility, efficiency, and sustainability of the overall park system and of the parks that serve New York City’s diverse neighborhoods throughout the five boroughs.

NYC Parks' Equity Initiatives

Find out more about the NYC Parks equity initiatives happening in your neighborhood.

Community Parks Initiative

The Community Parks Initiative is our plan for investing in public parks in neighborhoods that are densely populated, growing, and contain higher-than-average concentrations of poverty, and making sure that those communities are involved in how their parks are improved.

Learn more about the Community Parks Initiative

Capital Project Tracker

There are hundreds of projects taking place in parks throughout the city, ranging from improvements to parks, playgrounds, and greenways, to renovations of ball fields and recreational facilities, to resiliency efforts for beaches and boardwalks. Learn more about projects taking place near you and find out the current status of a project.

Visit the Capital Tracker

Citywide Priorities

New York City has renewed its dedication to building and fostering the growth of economic opportunity, social equity, and livable neighborhoods. Each of our initiatives will join Mayor Bill De Blasio's other programs to aggressively tackle inequality in our communities.

Read more about Citywide Priorities and Interagency Planning

Planning and Building

NYC Parks is committed to creating healthy and thriving public spaces that benefit all New Yorkers. In all five boroughs, we are planning and building the next generation of urban spaces. Find out more about how we improve our parks, browse our current projects, and learn more about our bright green future.

Read more about Planning and Building

What's Happening in NYC Parks

Learn about upcoming ribbon cuttings, events, new park initiatives, programs, and highlights in New York City parks.

Read more about What's Happening in NYC Parks

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