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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

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Aug20

It's My Park at James Weldon Johnson Playground

at James Weldon Johnson PlaygroundManhattan

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Chenchita's Community Garden to spruce up James Weldon Johnson Playground, create handmade items, and meet your neighbors.
Free!

Aug20

Community Forum: Group Meeting for Devoe Park

at St. Nicholas of Tolentine ChurchBronx This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Join us at the first group meeting for Devoe Park. Share your ideas for the park, discuss what the community can do, and imagine how you and others can help. Community dinner included!
Free!

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Aug21

It's My Park at Cobble Hill Park

at Congress Street and Clinton Street (in Cobble Hill Park)Brooklyn

7:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Cobble Hill Association to beautify Cobble Hill Park.
Free!

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Aug22

It's My Park at Westerleigh Park

at Westerleigh Park Gazebo (in Westerleigh Park)Staten Island

5:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Westerleigh Parks Coalition to clean and beautify Westerleigh Park.
Free!

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Aug24

It's My Park at Allison Pond Park

at Prospect Avenue and Brentwood Avenue (in Allison Pond Park)Staten Island

8:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Allison Pond Park as they clean and beautify Allison Pond Park.
Free!

Aug24

It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park

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

8:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join the Stewards of Henry Hudson Park as they start their Saturday mornings rain or shine with fun green projects such as raking leaves, planting, mulching and more to build community.
Free!

Aug24

Ecology Park - Forest Restoration

at Ecology ParkBrooklyn

9:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants in order to help restore natural areas and create a healthier ecosystem.
Free!

Aug24

It's My Park at Westerleigh Park

at Westerleigh Park Gazebo (in Westerleigh Park)Staten Island

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Westerleigh Parks Coalition to clean and beautify Westerleigh Park.
Free!

Aug24

Beautify Fort Tryon Park with New York Cares

at Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Beautify this historic and scenic park by weeding, planting, removing invasive species, and more.
Free!

Aug24

Gardening and Beach Cleanup

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

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Volunteers will help with gardening preparation and beach cleanup to get the park ready for the summer weather and upcoming events.
Free!

Aug24

It's My Park at Maria Hernandez Park

at Maria Hernandez Dog Park (in Maria Hernandez Park)Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Maria Hernandez Dog Run P.A.C.K. (Pet owner Alliance for Community K-9s) to care for the dog run at Maria Hernandez Park.
Free!

Aug24

It's My Park at Leif Ericson Park

at 9th Avenue and 67th Street (in Leif Ericson Park)Brooklyn

4:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Parent Child Relationship to beautify Leif Ericson Park.
Free!

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Aug25

It's My Park at Kissena Park

at The Velodrome (in Kissena Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

7:30 a.m.10:00 a.m.
This It’s My Park season, volunteer with Kissena Velodrome Friends to complete a cleanup at Kissena Park.
Free!

Aug25

It's My Park at Fort Independence Playground

at Fort Independence Park House (in Fort Independence Playground)Bronx

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Start your summer mornings volunteering with Jerome Friends & Neighbors to care for the plantings around Jerome Park Reservoir.
Free!

Aug25

It's My Park at James Weldon Johnson Playground

at James Weldon Johnson PlaygroundManhattan

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join the volunteering efforts to care for and activate this park while the East Harlem Neighborhood Health Action Center provides free activities for families like yoga, portraits, and arts and crafts.
Free!

Aug25

It's My Park at Brower Park

at Brower Park Park House (in Brower Park)Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Brower Park to care for the natural elements of the park, including the Monarch Butterfly Garden at Brower Park.
Free!

Monday, August 26, 2019

Aug26

It's My Park at Sunset Park

at Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Parent Child Relationship to beautify Sunset Park.
Free!

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Aug27

Turn & Learn Compost Work Day (NYC Compost Project)

at Compost Demonstration Site (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
The best way to learn about compost is to make it, and attending our Turn & Learns will make you a pro.
Free!

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Aug28

It's My Park at Cobble Hill Park

at Congress Street and Clinton Street (in Cobble Hill Park)Brooklyn

7:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Cobble Hill Association to beautify Cobble Hill Park.
Free!

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Aug29

It's My Park at Westerleigh Park

at Westerleigh Park Gazebo (in Westerleigh Park)Staten Island

5:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Westerleigh Parks Coalition to clean and beautify Westerleigh Park.
Free!

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Aug31

It's My Park at Westerleigh Park

at Westerleigh Park Gazebo (in Westerleigh Park)Staten Island

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Westerleigh Parks Coalition to clean and beautify Westerleigh Park.
Free!

Aug31

Gardening and Beach Cleanup

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

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Volunteers will help with gardening preparation and beach cleanup to get the park ready for the summer weather and upcoming events.
Free!

Aug31

It's My Park at Pelham Parkway

at Pelham Parkway North and Wallace AvenueBronx

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Pelham Parkway to clean up and remove debris at Pelham Parkway North and Wallace Avenue.
Free!

Aug31

It's My Park at Leif Ericson Park

at 9th Avenue and 67th Street (in Leif Ericson Park)Brooklyn

4:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Parent Child Relationship to beautify Leif Ericson Park.
Free!

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Sep 8

Roger Morris Park Garden Volunteer Day

at Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Whether you have a green thumb or just a curiosity for what makes the garden grow, all are welcome to volunteer in Roger Morris Park, the grounds of the Morris-Jumel Mansion.
Free!

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Sep14

Beautify Fort Tryon Park with New York Cares

at Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Beautify this historic and scenic park by weeding, planting, removing invasive species, and more.
Free!

Sep14

Coastal Cleanup

at 59th Street Mound (in Riverside Park South)Manhattan

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Riverside Park Conservancy partners with TRASH HERO NY to remove trash and recyclables that are brought in with the tides and pile up along the Hudson River coastline.
Free!

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Sep15

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!

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Sep21

International Coastal Cleanup

at 68th Street Sitting Area (in Riverside Park South)Manhattan This is an Accessible location, 148 Street Hudson River waterfront (in Riverside Park)Manhattan, 100th Street at Hudson River waterfront (in Riverside Park)Manhattan

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join the world’s largest volunteer effort for our ocean and waterways!
Free!

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Saturday, September 28, 2019

Sep28

Beautify Fort Tryon Park with New York Cares

at Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Beautify this historic and scenic park by weeding, planting, removing invasive species, and more.
Free!

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Oct 6

Roger Morris Park Garden Volunteer Day

at Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Whether you have a green thumb or just a curiosity for what makes the garden grow, all are welcome to volunteer in Roger Morris Park, the grounds of the Morris-Jumel Mansion.
Free!

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Oct12

Beautify Fort Tryon Park with New York Cares

at Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Beautify this historic and scenic park by weeding, planting, removing invasive species, and more.
Free!

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Oct26

Beautify Fort Tryon Park with New York Cares

at Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Beautify this historic and scenic park by weeding, planting, removing invasive species, and more.
Free!

Oct26

Coastal Cleanup

at 59th Street Mound (in Riverside Park South)Manhattan

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Riverside Park Conservancy partners with TRASH HERO NY to remove trash and recyclables that are brought in with the tides and pile up along the Hudson River coastline.
Free!

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Oct27

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!

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Nov 3

Roger Morris Park Garden Volunteer Day

at Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Whether you have a green thumb or just a curiosity for what makes the garden grow, all are welcome to volunteer in Roger Morris Park, the grounds of the Morris-Jumel Mansion.
Free!

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Nov 9

Beautify Fort Tryon Park with New York Cares

at Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Beautify this historic and scenic park by weeding, planting, removing invasive species, and more.
Free!

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Nov23

Beautify Fort Tryon Park with New York Cares

at Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Beautify this historic and scenic park by weeding, planting, removing invasive species, and more.
Free!

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