Flushing, NY (June 21, 2006)- City Parks Foundation is the only independent, nonprofit organization to offer programming in parks throughout the five boroughs of New York City. The Organization was founded in 1989 to support the vast majority of New York City parks without access to private resources. By creating arts, sports and educational programs in over 700 public parks, and by encouraging community development within public parks as a focal point, they help to revitalize not only parks but also the neighborhoods that surround them.
Their programs and community-building initiatives now reach more than 600,000 New Yorkers each year, contributing to the renewal of neighborhoods throughout New York City with a particular focus on some of the city’s most underserved areas. In all of its programming and activities, City Parks Foundation partners with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation to improve neighborhood parks and the communities they serve.
For more information, visit City Parks Foundation.