NY4P Newsletter - April 6, 2020


NYC Parks are more important now than ever for many New Yorkers!

NY4P is standing up for the 340 frontline park worker positions the Play Fair Coalition helped create last year and for funding for parks nonprofit partners. Our strong commitment was highlighted in an article on City Limits Friday. Read about our ongoing efforts now on City Limits >>

As New York City continues to weather the COVID-19 pandemic, New Yorkers from all five boroughs are taking to their local parks and open spaces for relief, exercise, and fresh air. For this reason, parks have been in the news a lot. Below are some of the other highlights. We at New Yorkers for Parks remain committed to advocating for NYC's parks, their maintenance, and those who take care of them - especially during this time.

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Parks are cathedrals, especially now: Appreciating public spaces during a pandemic

During these difficult times, parks have become an even more essential part of life in NYC. Adrian Benepe, previously the Commissioner of NYC Parks, penned this opinion piece about the importance of investing in public spaces in light of this pandemic.

Read on New York Daily News >>

During Life under Lockdown, City Parks Become Sanctuaries

This piece from the American Society of Landscape Architects highlights how parks are central to our physical and mental health, especially now. 

Read on The Dirt >>

Thanking Park Workers for their Service

Join us at NY4P in thanking a park worker online! NYC Parks staff, from Urban Park Rangers to City Park Workers, are on the frontlines of this pandemic, making sure essential care to our city's open spaces is being done on an increased basis. Spread the virtual love and #ThankAParkWorker today!



Other Organizations and Resources

NYC Parks


The Municipal Art Society 

Natural Areas Conservancy

New York Restoration Project 

Partnerships for Parks

Transportation Alternatives 

The Trust for Public Land