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Support NYC Parks

New York City’s parks are the backyards for more than eight million New Yorkers. These green places to play and relax add to the quality of life for residents and visitors alike. NYC Parks is dedicated to maintaining and improving these havens throughout the five boroughs.

Flowers blooming in Silver Lake Park, Staten Island

Honor Someone Special

You may choose to give to parks in honor or in memory of a loved one, or to celebrate a special occasion. You can make a general donation to parks, or find out more information on how to adopt a tree or bench.

Make a contribution in someone’s honor

Why Should I Donate?

Donations both large and small go to 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:

$100

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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$250

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

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$1000

To create a seasonal planting for a greeting garden

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$2500

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

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$5000

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

Make a donation of $5,000 or more to a specific park of your choice. 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., Monday through Friday or email AdoptAPark@parks.nyc.gov.

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.

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

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