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It's My Park

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Join thousands of New Yorkers who come together each year to volunteer and celebrate their neighborhood parks and public spaces through It's My Park. The It’s My Park projects below are open to the public and walk-ons are welcome. If you would like to volunteer with a large group (10+ people), please submit a request to Partnerships for Parks.

It's My Park is presented by Partnerships for Parks, a joint program of NYC Parks and the City Parks Foundation.

 

It's My Park Events

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Sep 1

It's My Park at McLaughlin Park

at Corner of Jay Street and Cathedral Place (in McLaughlin Park) , Brooklyn

9:30 a.m.1:30 p.m.
Volunteers will pull weeds, remove waste, and may have the opportunity to plant in the garden. We look forward to beautifying McLaughlin Park with you!
Free!

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Sep 3

It's My Park at Mount Eden Malls

at Mount Eden Parkway and Sheridan Avenue (in Mount Eden Malls) , Bronx

8:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Mount Eden Malls to beautify this stretch of park at Mount Eden Malls.
Free!

Sep 3

It's My Park at Conference House Park

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Volunteers will help with gardening preparation and beach cleanup to get the park ready for the warm weather.
Free!

Sep 3

It's My Park at McCarren Park

at McCarren Park Track Bayard Street and Union Avenue Entrance (in McCarren Park) , Brooklyn

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Good.Clean.Fun. to do general clean up at McCarren Park.
Free!

Sep 3

It's My Park at Owl's Head Park

at 67th Street and Colonial Road (in Owl's Head Park) , Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Owl's Head Hort Group for a general clean up and horticulture work at Owl's Head Park.
Free!

Sep 3

It's My Park at Brower Park

at Park House (in Brower Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Volunteers may assist with caring for tree beds and garden beds, or general park cleanup. We look forward to caring for the park with you.
Free!

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Sep 4

It's My Park at McCarren Park

at McCarren Park Track Bayard Street and Union Avenue Entrance (in McCarren Park) , Brooklyn

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Good.Clean.Fun. to do general clean up at McCarren Park.
Free!

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Sep 8

It's My Park at McLaughlin Park

at Corner of Jay Street and Cathedral Place (in McLaughlin Park) , Brooklyn

9:30 a.m.1:30 p.m.
Volunteers will pull weeds, remove waste, and may have the opportunity to plant in the garden. We look forward to beautifying McLaughlin Park with you!
Free!

Friday, September 9, 2016

Sep 9

It's My Park at Joe Holzka Community Garden

at Joe Holzka Community Garden (in ) , Staten Island

9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Joe Holzka Community Garden by helping to harvest the food we have grown. All food harvested will be going to the local food bank to help feed the community.
Free!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Sep 10

It's My Park at Buffalo Street

at Buffalo Street Garden , Staten Island

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Bay Terrace Beautification Association to clean and beautify the garden at the beginning of the Greenbelt White Trail.
Free!

Sep 10

It's My Park at McCarren Park

at McCarren Park Track Bayard Street and Union Avenue Entrance (in McCarren Park) , Brooklyn

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Good.Clean.Fun. to do general clean up at McCarren Park.
Free!

Sep 10

It's My Park at Crescent Beach Park

at Armstrong Avenue and Tennyson Drive (in Crescent Beach Park) , Staten Island

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Natural Resources Protective Association to clean the shoreline at Crescent Beach Park of washed-up debris and garbage.
Free!

Sep 10

International Coastal Cleanup Day: Conference House Park Edition

at Joline Avenue beach (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Show your local beachfront some TLC. Participate in a local beach cleanup at Conference House Park while being part of larger global international coastal initiative.
Free!

Sep 10

It's My Park at Owl's Head Park

at 67th Street and Colonial Road (in Owl's Head Park) , Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Owl's Head Hort Group for a general cleanup and horticulture work at Owl's Head Park.
Free!

Sep 10

It's My Park at Drew Playground

at Drew Playground , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Bringing The Peace to beautify Drew Playground.
Free!

Sep 10

It's My Park at Harlem Art Park

at Harlem Art Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Art Park Alliance to give some TLC yard work at Harlem Art Park.
Free!

Sep 10

It's My Park at South Oxford Park

at Lawn Near Cumberland Street (in South Oxford Park) , Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of South Oxford Park to help care for the park through weeding, mulching, and painting.
Free!

Sep 10

It's My Park at MacDonald Park

at MacDonald Park Sitting Area (in MacDonald Park) , Queens

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of MacDonald Park to clean up MacDonald Park.
Free!

Sep 10

It's My Park at St. Mary's Park

at 146th Street and St. Ann's Avenue (in St. Mary's Park) , Bronx

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Help clean and beautify the park, and stick around for exciting family programming and events.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Sep 11

It's My Park at McCarren Park

at McCarren Park Track Bayard Street and Union Avenue Entrance (in McCarren Park) , Brooklyn

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Good.Clean.Fun. to do general cleanup at McCarren Park.
Free!

Sep 11

It's My Park at Heritage Park

at Parking Lot (in Heritage Park) , Staten Island

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Staten Island Community Partnership Program to clean and beautify Heritage Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!
Free!

Sep 11

It's My Park at Brower Park

at Park House (in Brower Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Volunteers may assist with caring for tree beds and garden beds, or general park cleanup. We look forward to caring for the park with you.
Free!

Sep 11

It's My Park at New Dorp Beach

at Parking lot (in Great Kills Park) , Staten Island

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Kivlehan to celebrate the National Day of Service at New Dorp Beach Park.
Free!

Sep 11

It's My Park at Astoria Park

at Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park) , Queens

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Astoria Park Alliance to clean the shore at Astoria Park.
Free!

Monday, September 12, 2016

Sep 12

It's My Park at Chief Dennis L. Devlin Park

at Olmstead Avenue and The Cross Bronx Expressway (in Chief Dennis L. Devlin Park) , Bronx

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with G.I.V.E. to spruce up Chief Dennis L. Devlin Park.
Free!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Sep 14

It's My Park at Gouverneur Playground

at Gouverneur Playground , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Claremont Healthy Village to do some light cleaning at Gouverneur Playground.
Free!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Sep 15

It's My Park at McLaughlin Park

at Corner of Jay Street and Cathedral Place (in McLaughlin Park) , Brooklyn

9:30 a.m.1:30 p.m.
Volunteers will pull weeds, remove waste, and may have the opportunity to plant in the garden.
Free!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Sep 17

It's My Park at Forest Park

at Victory Field Track Entrance (in Forest Park) , Queens

9:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Forest Park to clean up at Forest Park.
Free!

Sep 17

It's My Park at McCarren Park

at Father Popieluszko Square (in McCarren Park) , Brooklyn

9:30 a.m.1:30 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Father Popieluszko Square to help with general cleaning, raking, and weeding at McCarren Park.
Free!

Sep 17

It's My Park at Owl's Head Park

at 67th Street and Colonial Road (in Owl's Head Park) , Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Owl's Head Hort Group to do a general cleanup and horticulture work at Owl's Head Park.
Free!

Sep 17

It's My Park at New Dorp Beach

at Maple Terrace Beach Entrance (in Great Kills Park) , Staten Island

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Kivlehan to clean up the shoreline for Ocean Conservancy Day at New Dorp Beach Park.
Free!

Sep 17

It's My Park at Linden Park

at Main Park House (in Linden Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Brite leadership Coalition/ENY to do general cleanup at Linden Park.
Free!

Sep 17

It's My Park at Brower Park

at Park House (in Brower Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Volunteers may assist with caring for tree beds and garden beds, or general park cleanup.
Free!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Sep 22

It's My Park at McLaughlin Park

at Corner of Jay Street and Cathedral Place (in McLaughlin Park) , Brooklyn

9:30 a.m.1:30 p.m.
Volunteers will pull weeds, remove waste, and may have the opportunity to plant in the garden. We look forward to beautifying McLaughlin Park with you!
Free!

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Sep 24

It's My Park at McCarren Park

at McCarren Park Track Bayard Street and Union Avenue Entrance (in McCarren Park) , Brooklyn

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Good.Clean.Fun. to do general clean up at McCarren Park.
Free!

Sep 24

It's My Park at Silver Lake Park

at Silver Lake Park Entrance (in Silver Lake Park) , Staten Island

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Silver Lake Park Conservancy for a general cleanup and to continue painting benches within Silver Lake Park.
Free!

Sep 24

It's My Park at Owl's Head Park

at 67th Street and Colonial Road (in Owl's Head Park) , Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Owl's Head Hort Group for a general cleanup and horticulture work at Owl's Head Park.
Free!

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Sep 25

It's My Park at McCarren Park

at McCarren Park Track Bayard Street and Union Avenue Entrance (in McCarren Park) , Brooklyn

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Good.Clean.Fun. to do general cleanup at McCarren Park.
Free!

Sep 25

It's My Park at Brower Park

at Park House (in Brower Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Volunteers may assist with caring for tree beds and garden beds, or general park cleanup. We look forward to caring for the park with you.
Free!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Sep 29

It's My Park at McLaughlin Park

at Corner of Jay Street and Cathedral Place (in McLaughlin Park) , Brooklyn

9:30 a.m.1:30 p.m.
Volunteers will pull weeds, remove waste, and may have the opportunity to plant in the garden. We look forward to beautifying McLaughlin Park with you.
Free!

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Oct 1

It's My Park at Lemon Creek Park

at Parking Lot (in Lemon Creek Park) , Staten Island

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This It’s My Park season, volunteer with Natural Resources Protective Association to help clean the shoreline at Lemon Creek Park of washed-up debris and garbage.
Free!

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Oct 8

It's My Park at St. Mary's Park

at 146th Street and St. Ann's Avenue (in St. Mary's Park) , Bronx

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Help clean and beautify the park, and stick around for exciting family programming and events.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Monday, October 10, 2016

Oct 10

It's My Park at Tompkinsville Park

at Tompkinsville Park , Staten Island

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
We are looking for volunteers to help beautify the park and assist in planting some bulbs. There will also be a celebration through art, performances, and a chess tournament.
Free!

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