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 19, Community Parks Initiative, Prospect Playground, Bronx
- October 23, Community Parks Initiative, Lewis Playground, Brooklyn
- October 23, Community Parks Initiative, Mariners Harbor Playground, Staten Island
- October 25, Community Parks Initiative, Bartlett Playground, Brooklyn
- October 25, Community Parks Initiative, Bill Bojangles Playground, Manhattan
- October 26, Community Parks Initiative, Harlem Lane Playground, Manhattan
- October 30, Community Parks Initiative, Chappetto Square, Queens
- October 30, Community Parks Initiative, Playground One, Manhattan
Share Your Input Online
- Through October 31, Mapes Ballfield, Bronx
- Through November 1, Joseph C. Sauer Park, Manhattan
- Through November 2, Prospect Playground, Bronx
Online input will be available for two weeks after a Community Input Meeting takes place.
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 below.
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.
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.
Learn more about Parks Without Borders.
Through our new Anchor Parks program, we are making a major investment in five larger and diverse parks across the city.
Learn more about Anchor Parks.