Report on Progress 2014-2016

New York City’s parks are the physical, cultural, and ecological hearts of neighborhoods. Guided by our mission to plan, build, and care for parks for present and future generations, and with the ongoing support of our staff, partners, and volunteers, we are proud to bring thriving parks and public spaces to all New Yorkers.

About the Report

NYC Parks’ Report on Progress 2014-2016 highlights our agency's new initiatives and progress.

Recent accomplishments include:

  • New investments in neighborhood and community parks through the Community Parks Initiative and Anchor Parks program.
  • Ever expanding recreation, fitness, and educational programs, including new Shape Up NYC classes and camping trips led by our Urban Park Rangers.
  • Reaching our goal of planting one million trees citywide, two years ahead of schedule!
  • Leveraging new technology to improve our data collection and efficiency, including solar-powered Soofa benches that are helping us learn more about park usage.
  • Changes to park entrances, edges, and sidewalks that will better connect parks to their surrounding communities through the Parks Without Borders program.
  • Completion of the agency's third street tree census, which produced the world's largest and most detailed online street tree map.

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