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What’s Happening in NYC Parks

Learn about upcoming ribbon cuttings, initiatives, events, and programs in New York City parks. Visit our Events Calendar to view all events in Parks. 


Become an NYC Lifeguard

We're recruiting lifeguards for the summer 2018 season! Qualifying tests start soon. Find out how to join

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Brookfield Park

We reached our 30,000th acre by opening Brookfield Park on Staten Island. This 258-acre former landfill is now a beautiful and clean park with meadows, marshes, ponds and trails to walk through. Learn more

What's Next in Capital Projects

Find out which projects will be completed in the next three months. See what's next in capital projects

Things To Do


January 6 - 7, 2018Recycle your Christmas tree at MulchFest! Bring your tree to a chipping site; we'll recycle your tree into woodchips used to help nourish plantings in parks and gardens. Take home a free bag of mulch!  Event info

Holiday Tree Lightings

Join us as we light up our parks to celebrate the holiday season in NYC. Find out about upcoming holiday lightings

Shape Up NYC

Find free, indoor fitness classes, from yoga to kickboxing, near you! View the map and list of Shape Up NYC classes

It's My Park

Join hundreds of New Yorkers coming together this fall to fix up their neighborhood parks! Learn more

Youth Tech Workshops

Kids can learn how to code, DJ, make films, design video games, and more at our free creative tech classes. Find a class

Historic Houses

Step inside NYC's oldest houses and get a glimpse of Old New York and NYC's rich history and culture. Find a historic house near you

Basketball League

Registration is now open for our Junior Knicks and Junior Liberty Winter Basketball League for boys and girls ages 8 to 17.  Register today

Urban Park Rangers

Join our Rangers on fun adventures through the park, from hiking and birding to history tours and survival workshops. Learn more about Urban Park Ranger programs

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Events Calendar

Visit our Events Calendar for a list of upcoming activities in parks across New York City.See all events

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