Plan Your Future Park

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Our newest interactive game lets you plan your own park, making choices that communities all over the city have been facing.

Plan Your Future Park! -

Tell us about your park on our message board. To learn more about parks in New York City, see the links below.


NYC Parks

Community Gazettes
These are four city neighborhoods working to develop new parks:

Chelsea: The Greening of the High Line
Inwood: Rowing on the River
The South Bronx: Going to the River
Brooklyn Heights-DUMBO: A Park Between the Bridges

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Civic Support

Gotham Gazette "Organizing for More Green"
Brooklyn Bridge Park Coalition
Sustainable South Bronx


Gotham Gazette "Budget Cuts and Parks"
Gotham Gazette "Fees for Parks"
Bryant Park
Project for Public Spaces on Bryant Park

Nature vs. Recreation

Gotham Gazette "Turning Trees into Sports Fields"
Gotham Gazette Playing Hardball in Bloomingdale Woods

Cars vs. Pedestrians

Gotham Gazette Car Free Parks
Transportation Alternatives
Washington Square Park
Bike Trails


Gotham Gazette Dog Runs
Park's Guide to Dog Runs
Tompkins Square Park
First Run - The City's First Dog Run
Off Leash Hours in Prospect Park


Handicap Accessible Playgrounds
Skate Parks
Bocce Ball Courts

Food and Concessions

Gotham Gazette Park Concessions
Fort Tyron Park
New Leaf Cafe


Report Card on Smaller Parks
New Yorkers For Parks Report Card


Fighting Crime In Central Park


Gotham Gazette Articles

The Park Renaissance

Four Proposed Parks for New York City

Park Turf Wars

Battle For Outdoor Space

Dedicated Taxes for Parks

Naming for Dollars

Birth of Central Park

Fighting Crime In Central Park


NYC Park Resources

City Department of Parks and Recreation

City Parks Foundation

Neighborhood Open Space Coalition

New York Restoration Project

New Yorkers For Parks

Trust for Public Land

Partnership for Parks

Urban Parks Online