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Volunteer

Do you want to give back to your parks? NYC Parks and our hundreds of partners hold organized events throughout the year asking New Yorkers to pitch in and paint, clean, rake, and generally take care of our city's great and vast park system. Groups and individuals are welcome at volunteer events across the city.

Looking for more volunteer opportunities? Reach out to one of our many partner organizations, or visit Partnerships for Parks, a public-private partnership between NYC Parks and City Parks Foundation that manages our network of volunteers.

Volunteer Events

Friday, February 24, 2017

Feb 24

Highbridge Park Service Days

at Dyckman Sitting Area (in Highbridge Park) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Together we will remove trash and invasive species, and perform a multitude of tasks which will support the native ecology and the mountain biking association.
Free!

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Feb 25

It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park

at Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Start your Saturday mornings at this Bronx Park; help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening.
Free!

Feb 25

Canarsie Green Neighborhood: Forest Restoration

at Seaview Avenue and East 108th Street (in Fresh Creek Nature Preserve) , Brooklyn

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Volunteers will be trained in tree care best practices as well as invasive vegetation identification and removal techniques.
Free!

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Feb 26

It's My Park at Leif Ericson Park

at Comfort Station (in Leif Ericson Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Parent Child Relationship to clean up and beautify at Leif Ericson Park.
Free!

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Mar 4

It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park

at Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Start your Saturday mornings at this Bronx Park; help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening.
Free!

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Mar 11

It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park

at Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Start your Saturday mornings at this Bronx Park; help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening.
Free!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Mar 18

It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park

at Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Start your Saturday mornings at this Bronx Park; help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening.
Free!

Mar 18

Alley Creek Salt Marsh Restoration

at Alley Pond Environmental Center , Queens

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Help the NYC Parks Stewardship Team and the Natural Areas Conservancy restore a vital and dynamic urban resource—the salt marshes of Alley Creek!
Free!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Mar 19

Fort Tryon Park Spring Prep Beautification Day

at Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Wear long pants and sturdy shoes and join the Friends Committee of the Fort Tryon Park Trust in its monthly beautification days.
Free!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Mar 25

It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park

at Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Start your Saturday mornings at this Bronx Park; help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening.
Free!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Apr 1

It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park

at Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Start your Saturday mornings at this Bronx Park; help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening.
Free!

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Apr 8

It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park

at Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Start your Saturday mornings at this Bronx Park; help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening.
Free!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Apr 15

It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park

at Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Start your Saturday mornings at this Bronx Park; help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening.
Free!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Apr 22

It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park

at Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Start your Saturday mornings at this Bronx Park; help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening.
Free!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Apr 23

Celebrate Earth Day at Fort Tryon Park

at Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Be a great park steward—give back to the park by volunteering with the Friends Committee of the Fort Tryon Park Trust and NYC Parks at a Beautification Day.
Free!

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Event

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Apr 29

It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park

at Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Start your Saturday mornings at this Bronx Park; help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening.
Free!

Apr 29

2017 High Rock Challenge

at Henry Kaufman Campgrounds , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
During the High Rock Challenge, two-member teams run together along Greenbelt trails competing in mystery events and physical obstacles, which are located throughout the 10K course.

Must See
Event

Saturday, May 6, 2017

May 6

It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park

at Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Start your Saturday mornings at this Bronx Park; help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening.
Free!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

May 13

It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park

at Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Start your Saturday mornings at this Bronx Park; help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening.
Free!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

May 20

It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park

at Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Start your Saturday mornings at this Bronx Park; help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening.
Free!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

May 21

Spring It's My Park Day at Fort Tryon Park

at Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Help prep the park by assisting the Friends Committee and NYC Parks staff by painting, planting, weeding, and more!
Free!

Saturday, May 27, 2017

May 27

It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park

at Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Start your Saturday mornings at this Bronx Park; help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening.
Free!

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Jun 3

It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park

at Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Start your Saturday mornings at this Bronx Park; help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening.
Free!

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Jun 10

It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park

at Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Start your Saturday mornings at this Bronx Park; help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening.
Free!

Jun 10

Alley Creek Salt Marsh Planting

at Alley Pond Environmental Center , Queens

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
We need your help to plant native grasses at the site to help restore the degraded marsh and improve its capacity to support fish and other wildlife.
Free!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Jun 17

It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park

at Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Start your Saturday mornings at this Bronx Park; help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening.
Free!

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Jun 24

It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park

at Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Start your Saturday mornings at this Bronx Park; help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening.
Free!

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Jun 25

Fort Tryon Park Beautification Day

at Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Activities will include some or all of the following: painting, planting preparations, planting, weeding, and more.
Free!

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Jul 1

It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park

at Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Start your Saturday mornings at this Bronx Park; help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening.
Free!

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Jul 8

It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park

at Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Start your Saturday mornings at this Bronx Park; help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening.
Free!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Jul 15

It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park

at Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Start your Saturday mornings at this Bronx Park; help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening.
Free!

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Jul 22

It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park

at Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Start your Saturday mornings at this Bronx Park; help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening.
Free!

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Jul 29

It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park

at Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Start your Saturday mornings at this Bronx Park; help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening.
Free!

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Jul 30

Fort Tryon Park Beautification Day

at Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Activities will include some or all of the following: painting, planting preparations, planting, weeding, and more.
Free!

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Aug 5

It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park

at Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Start your Saturday mornings at this Bronx Park; help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening.
Free!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Aug 12

It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park

at Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Start your Saturday mornings at this Bronx Park; help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening.
Free!

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Aug 19

It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park

at Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Start your Saturday mornings at this Bronx Park; help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening.
Free!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Aug 20

Fort Tryon Park Beautification Day

at Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Activities will include some or all of the following: painting, planting preparations, planting, weeding, and more.
Free!

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Aug 26

It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park

at Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Start your Saturday mornings at this Bronx Park; help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening.
Free!

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Sep 24

Fall It's My Park Day at Fort Tryon Park

at Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Help prep the park by assisting the Friends Committee and NYC Parks staff by painting, planting, weeding, and more!
Free!

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Oct 29

Fort Tryon Park Beautification Day and Bulb Planting

at Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Activities will include some or all of the following: painting, planting preparations, planting, weeding, and more.
Free!

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