NYC Parks is the steward of approximately 29,000 acres of land — 14 percent of New York City — including more than 5,000 individual properties ranging from Coney Island Beach and Central Park to community gardens and Greenstreets. We operate more than 800 athletic fields and nearly 1,000 playgrounds, 550tennis courts, 66 public pools, 48 recreational facilities, 17 nature centers, 13 golf courses, and 14 miles ofbeaches. We care for 1,200 monuments and 23 historic house museums. We look after 650,000 street trees, and two million more in parks. We are New York City’s principal providers of recreational and athletic facilities and programs. We are home to free concerts, world-class sports events, and cultural festivals.
NYC Parks: Framework for an Equitable Future
Learn more about NYC Parks’ commitment to create thriving public spaces for all New Yorkers. The immediate strategies and long-term initiatives in the framework will focus on protecting the extraordinary investment in parks and public spaces that we have already made, while taking steps toward increasing the accessibility and quality of those parks that serve all of New York City’s diverse constituencies in neighborhoods throughout the five boroughs.
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