NYC Department of Parks and Recreation

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Sports & Recreation


830 5th AveNew York, NY 10065 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Parks & Recreation is the steward of about 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, 550 tennis courts, 66 public pools, 48 recreational facilities, 17 nature centers, 13 golf courses, and 14 miles of beaches. We care for 1,200 monuments and 23 historic house museums. We look after 600,000 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.


Parks produces a variety of large festivals and special events that provide unique experiences for thousands of New Yorkers year-round.


Would you recommend NYC Department of Parks and Recreation?
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by Tasnuva S. (November 9, 2015)
This was a fantastic event. Great for family to bond and they had amazing activities and sports and fun stuffs. The people were very nice and Arjan, the main event coordinator was very caring and helpful.I had alot of fun volunteering at this event

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