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Support NYC Parks

Flowers blooming in Flushing Meadows Corona Park

New York City’s parks are the city’s backyards, front yards, and village greens for more than eight million New Yorkers. With nearly 30,000 acres of land, NYC Parks is home to free concerts, world-class sports events, recreational and athletic facilities, and cultural festivals. Whether you prefer to rest and relax, feel closer to nature, or to exercise, there is a park for you!

You can give back to your parks in a number of ways, through making a donation or an in-kind gift, or by volunteering. Your investment in our parks is vital to the planning of resilient and sustainable parks, building a park system for present and future generations, and caring for our parks and public spaces.

More Ways to Support Parks

Learn how you can adopt a park bench in honor of someone special.

Adopt a bench

Collaborate with us to develop a project in one of our parks across the five boroughs.

Adopt a Park

Find out how you can plant a tree or install a tree guard in someone's honor.

Dedicate a tree

Connect with New Yorkers through NYC Parks by becoming an event or program sponsor.

Become a Sponsor

Find a volunteer program or an upcoming volunteer event where you can offer your services to NYC Parks.

Become a volunteer

Find out about local groups that are helping us care and build stronger, better, and more beautiful community parks.

Find a partner organization

Donations are Tax-Deductible

The City Parks Foundation is the not–for–profit partner of the City of New York/NYC Parks and is the fiscal sponsor for our online donations. City Parks Foundation is a tax-exempt organization and under section 501(c)(3) of the federal tax code, so your contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. City Parks Foundation will be named as the donation recipient on your statement.

Disclosure

NYC Parks is required to disclose certain information regarding donations to the City of New York Conflicts of Interest Board every six months.

Under no circumstances will donors receive special access to City officials or preferential treatment as a result of a donation.

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