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Workshop: How are Parks Built? The NYC Parks Capital Process

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.

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Have you ever wondered how the playground, dog run, or sports field in your park got there? Did you know that at this moment, there are over 500 projects like these in design or construction in parks throughout New York City?

Learn the basics on how NYC Parks funds, designs, and constructs the green spaces we go to for relaxation, exercise, and enjoyment.


Le'alani S. Boykin, AICP | Community Visioning & Planning Manager | Partnerships for Parks

Le`alani is dedicated to collaborative, participatory public processes. Through her service with Partnerships for Parks and the National Park Service, Le`alani has provided planning & training support to urban & rural communities since 2008, helping them to work with government to plan & construct public parks, trails, and greenways.  She currently manages the People Make Parks program, training volunteer park stewards to lead community visioning initiatives in New York City parks. She received her Master of Urban and Regional Planning and Bachelor of Environmental Design from the University of Colorado.

Diane Jackier | Chief of Capital Strategic Initiatives | NYC Parks

Diane is the Chief of Capital Strategic Initiatives at NYC Parks. In this role, she oversees division-wide initiatives to improve the quality and efficiency of Parks’ capital process. She also supervises the staff in the quality assurance, data systems, and accessibility units in the Capital Division.  Diane has a Master of City Planning, a Master of Science in Historic Preservation, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Southbridge Towers
90 Beekman Street, Manhattan
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