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New York City’s parks are the backyards for more than eight million New Yorkers. These green spaces add to the quality of life for residents and visitors alike and provide places to play and relax. We're dedicated to caring for New York City's parks. Your generous donation will help grow New York City's 29,000 acres of parkland that help beautify and build communities across the five boroughs. 

Honor Someone Special

Celebrate a special occasion, commemorate a lost loved one, or honor a special friend. Find out more information on how you can make a general donation to parks, adopt a bench, or dedicate a tree in honor of someone or an occasion.

Make a contribution in someone’s honor

Why Should I Donate?

Donations both large and small help support NYC Parks’ budget in a variety of ways. Below are some examples of how much things cost – you’ll be surprised!

It costs NYC Parks:


To teach one child how to be safe in the water
To have an Urban Park Ranger lead a class of 35 students in a series of hands–on activities at a Nature Center

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To plant one season of annuals (flowers) in a playground planting bed

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To create a seasonal planting for a greeting garden

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To purchase 250 toolkits to help volunteers take care of street trees

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To purchase a pair of new backboards for a basketball court
To purchase an outdoor table tennis table

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Make a Donation to a Specific Park

Donations of $10,000 or more receive a Park sign for one year. Please call (212) 360-8144 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays, or email

Your Online Donation is Tax-Deductible

The City Parks Foundation is the not–for–profit partner of the City of New York/Parks & Recreation and the fiscal sponsor for online donations made here. City Parks Foundation is a tax-exempt organization and under section 501(c)(3) of the federal tax code, 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.


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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