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Community Input

You can help us build great parks and facilities that keep your community in mind. Attend a meeting or share your thoughts online, and help us build the next generation of thriving public space.

How We Build Parks

There are more than 400 capital projects taking place at any time across the city. Most capital projects begin with a community input meeting, also known as a scope meeting, where we get feedback from elected officials, community board members, neighborhood leaders, and people like you! Your input helps us create a design, which is the first step of our capital process. Visit our How We Build Parks page to learn more about our capital process.

Give Your Input

There are two ways that you can tell us about what matters to you. You can attend a community input meeting in person. If you can't make it, you can also share your thoughts online for two weeks after the meeting.

We need your help spreading the word! Be sure to share these meeting dates with your family and with your neighbors.

Upcoming Community Input Meetings

  • October 20, Parks Without Borders, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens
  • October 25, Community Parks Initiative, Weeksville Playground, Brooklyn
  • October 25, Community Parks Initiative, Garrison Playground, Bronx
  • October 25, Community Parks Initiative, Almeda Playground, Queens
  • October 26, Community Parks Initiative, Playground 134, Bronx
  • October 26, Community Parks Initiative, La Guardia Playground, Brooklyn
  • October 27, Parks Without Borders, Faber Park, Staten Island

Share Your Input Online

Online input will be available for two weeks after a Community Input Meeting takes place.

Online input is temporarily unavailable for some recent projects. If you do not see your project listed, please check this page again soon.

Key Projects

This fall, we're asking for your input on some of our biggest initiatives. Through funding from Mayor de Blasio and other elected officials, we're making a major investment in historically under-funded parks, and re-imagining the role of parks in our communities. Learn more about some of our most significant investments, and check out the map below to share your input on upcoming projects.

Community Parks Initiative

Through the Community Parks Initiative, we are working directly with New Yorkers to transform neighborhood parks in communities with the greatest needs. This fall, we'll be taking input at nine new sites.

Learn more about the Community Parks Initiative.

Parks Without Borders

With the Parks Without Borders approach, we are making parks more open, welcoming, and beautiful by improving entrances, edges, and park-adjacent spaces. This fall, we'll be taking input for our eight showcase projects.

Learn more about Parks Without Borders.

Anchor Parks

Through our new Anchor Parks program, we are making a major investment in five larger and diverse parks across the city. This fall, we'll be taking input at each of these parks.

Learn more about Anchor Parks.

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