Walk to a Park Initiative

The Walk to a Park initiative focuses on increasing access to parks and open spaces, concentrating on areas of the city that are under-resourced and where residents are living further than a walk to a park.

Citywide, as of May 2020, 81.7 percent of New Yorkers currently live within walking distance of a park. Roughly 1,493,000 New Yorkers are further than a walk to a park.

One New York: The Plan for a Strong and Just City set a target of 85 percent of New Yorkers living within walking distance of a park by 2030. We are exploring multiple approaches to reach this target, from forming partnerships and coordinating with public and private institutions to improve existing open space to acquiring and developing private property to create new parks.

Take a look at the maps below to see if you live within a walk to a park!

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